Content tagged "family caregiving housing"

Making Home Repairs After a Disaster

In addition to repairing the damage done to your home, now is a good time to think about any features you might need to add to make it more accessible and to...

7 Principles of Universal Design

Family Caregiving Updated: September 25, 2015

Universal Design, also known as "design for all people" or "design for the lifespan," is a principle for designing environments for all people, regardless of...

Home Safety in the Kitchen: Burn and Fall Prevention

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Have you ever had an accident in the kitchen? Two common kitchen accidents are falls and burns. There are a number of things we can do to prevent these...

Where Older Adults and Their Caregivers Live

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Only about 5% of adults over age 65 live in a nursing home, with another 2% living in some other type of group quarters.Nursing homes are the most common...

Fall Prevention

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Fall prevention should be of particular concern for older adults, caregivers and care receivers. Falls are the most common cause of fatal injury among older...

The LiveAbility House

Family Caregiving Updated: August 01, 2013

Second LifeĀ® is a free, Internet-based virtual world. Global users, called residents, interact with each other within the Second LifeĀ® environment in real...

7: Principle Seven: Size and Space for Approach and Use

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

6: Principle Six: Low Physical Effort

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

5: Principle Five: Tolerance for Error

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

4: Principle Four: Perceptible Information

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

3: Principle Three: Simple and Intuitive

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

2: Principle Two: Flexibility in Use

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

1: Principle One: Equitable Use

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

Concerns for Home Safety

Family Caregiving Updated: January 13, 2011

As a caregiver, it's important that you keep your home free from potential hazards. This is not only for your care receiver's sake, but also for all members...

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