Hold Airbnb responsible: Tech-infused Airbnb shows seniors how to age in place in style

From The Mercury News:

I don’t know about you, but as far as aging goes, I have a plan. Plan A is I will not age. Plan B is, if I must age, I will go down swinging.

Thus, I was encouraged to learn that new technology and a forward-minded designer promise to make aging at home a lot easier. According to a recent AARP survey, 77 percent of those over age 50 want to “age in place.” That percentage jumps to 86 percent among those over 65, which tells me that the older you get, the less appealing the idea of sitting in a nursing home becomes.

“Boomers are especially reluctant to give up their freedom,” said interior designer Lisa Cini, a senior living design expert and owner of Mosaic Design Studio, of Columbus, Ohio. “Especially after COVID went down, and assisted living centers became places no one could visit or leave, Boomers are even more determined to guard their autonomy.”

She’s making it easier for them. After 25 years of designing assisted living facilities, and after remodeling her own Columbus home, so it could accommodate four generations – including two teenagers, her 70-something parents and her 92-year-old grandmother who had dementia – Cini channeled her personal and professional knowledge into a novel project.

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