Universal Building

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Universal Design Homes

Bolstered by a thriving population of aging Baby Boomers, one third of the U.S. households are expected to be over 65 by 2035. At nearly 50 million total, that number would be an increase of 66 percent from today.

According to the Center for Decease Control (CDC), 1 in 3 Americans over age 65 will fall this year. Of that number, 20 to 30% will suffer moderate to severe injuries- cuts, hip fractures, head trauma, etc. Because of these statistical trends, homes should be designed to accommodate people of all ages and physical abilities.

Universal Design strives to make buildings easy for a wide variety of people to use, including older people and people with disabilities. The intent of Universal Design and “Aging-in-place” initiatives is to have people stay in the own homes for as long as possible thereby delaying/eliminating the need for assisted living and/or nursing home facilities.

Cagle Construction designers are Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist by the National Association of Homebuilders. This specific training allows them to design homes and remodel projects that meet your specials needs now and into the future.