What do you think of when you hear the phrase "age in place"? Although there are many living options for our aging population to consider later in life, the vast majority prefer to remain at home. Sadly, though, very few have actually done anything to prepare their homes for that eventuality. Most homes will require some changes to accommodate the needs of elderly residents, and could very well need additional alterations due to developing health challenges.
We are fortunate that there is help here in Nashville to guide the aging population through the process of preparing a comfortable and functional home in which to live their golden years. A Better Nest, a local Nashville business, specializes in providing the aging community with guidance to improve the quality of life at home.
Founded in 2011, the first company of its kind in Middle Tennessee, A Better Nest has embarked on another first: an Idea House – a custom-built home, specifically designed and constructed for a local client who has opted to “age in place.” The Idea House will incorporate practical solutions that can be incorporated into any home.
Tour the Idea House
If you live in the Nashville area, stop by this weekend to tour the Idea House and learn all about the thoughtful design elements that go into creating a space designed for aging at home. The home is located at 1631 South Observatory Drive, Nashville, TN 37215. Doors will be open to the public for tours on Friday October 30 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, and on Saturday October 31 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
ADS is a proud sponsor of a Better Nest and the Idea House. We supplied the home with a Honeywell L5200 Security System providing Burglary Protection, Life Safety, and Home Automation solutions that can be custom designed to meet the needs of the homeowner.