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Preventing Medical Emergencies

”We never thought it could happen to us,” this is the commonest response of the people that face an earthquake, fire, or even a medical emergency. They may also wonder if it could be prevented. The answer is”yes.” In fact, much of what will happen in any emergency, including medical emergencies, can be predicted. By […]

5 Nighttime Routines to Improve Sleep in Seniors

5 Nighttime Routines to Improve Sleep in Seniors Building a regular nighttime routine is the best way to train a restless mind to sleep. Following a certain pattern signals the mind that it’s time to sleep and makes falling asleep easier. Insomnia can cause depression, anxiety, stress, and lowered function during the day. With the high […]

14 Senior Tech Ease Ideas from AIP Experts

The most efficient way to lower long-term care costs is to remain at home and to delay nursing home placement. People can stay in their homes using home and community-based services. What cost-effective means will keep them safe and independent? We think it’s technology. But which ones? Here are 14 technologies seniors should use to […]

Our WINTER 2013 Newsletter is now AVAILABLE!

Our WINTER 2013 Newsletter is now AVAILABLE! Inside EtMM’s Newsletter – Issue #02 1) Our 1st “Featured Project” Segment: Sharing Aging In Place architecture projects. 2) What’s NEW at EtMM: We’re presenting at ASA in Chicago & Video Blogging! 3) Featured Building / Tech. product – Can your Cabinet Base do “double duty”? 4) Industry Stats […]

What if DESIGN is DISABLED, not PEOPLE?

I have read a couple of great and thought provoking blogs and articles recently, and saw something inspiring this morning on our local news, that are worth sharing.  They bring up some very valid points that related directly to our stance that “Aging In Place” and Universal Design is really just making things work better […]

TED Talks – “Open Your EARS” Architects!

We listened to a brilliant TED Talk this morning, and it inspired this blog by confirming a stance that we have at EtMM about how designing your “forever home” (or any architectural environment in general, as Julian speaks to) is WAY MORE than a G.C. (General Contractor) telling you he can put a grab bar […]

“Murph’s Mind” series, Part I: The Psychology of the Built Environment

The Psychology of Design in Retirement Style Housing Facilities spend tons of time & $$ researching it, Shouldn’t we pay attention too? I read an article this week in an interior design online magazine.  It was touting the positive affects of a multi-million dollar assisted living facility remodel and addition.  The crucial features that applied to […]

(Day 10 of 10) EtMM’s “Daily Life Lessons” – “LIVE it, LOVE it, and LEARN from it.”

My approach to life is “LIVE it, LOVE it, and LEARN from it.” There’s no reason to go at it any other way!  Plus, it probably wouldn’t turn out any better if you did… 😉 In my humble, yet experienced opinion… So what have I learned in the last 5 years?  Here is my own personal “Top […]

(Day 9 of 10) EtMM’s “Daily Life Lessons” – “LIVE it, LOVE it, and LEARN from it.”

My approach to life is “LIVE it, LOVE it, and LEARN from it.” There’s no reason to go at it any other way!  Plus, it probably wouldn’t turn out any better if you did… 😉 In my humble, yet experienced opinion… So what have I learned in the last 5 years?  Here is my own personal “Top […]

SPECULATIVE – The “Impersonal & Short-Sighted” House

Look at this photo.  What’s wrong with it?  The answer is simple, but the premise is much deeper and more disturbing… The drawer in the bathroom at my own (speculative “spec”) home, won’t open all the way when the in-swinging door to the bathroom is in the fully open position (which of course you would open […]

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