• Richard Duncan

A second home in back, ready to age in place: Accessible ADUs

We love ADU’s as additional residential options for older households. I can quibble about some of the “UD” features listed here and we can see that the capital costs of ADU’s can be significant. But they are more affordable than life care communities, assisted living, and can strengthen family and community connections and allow easier unpaid caregiving. Their viability is improved with the availability of home and community based services, such as home health.

Want to learn more about ADU's? Check out our previous post with downloadable pdf resource guides and let us know what you think, are ADU's for you, in the comments.

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The Ronald L. Mace Universal Design Institute is a non-profit organization based in North Carolina dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design. The Institute's work manifests the belief that all new environments and products, to the greatest extent possible, should and can be usable by everyone regardless of age, ability, or circumstance.


The Institute's sister initiative, Better Living Design is changing the way homes and home products are designed, built and remodeled to better meet the needs of everyone at every life stage. 

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