AIP Bulletin June 2012 - Helping you AIP in your home, your way.

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Quote of the Month

"Good food and a warm kitchen are what make a house a home."

Rachael Ray

Design:  High Style, High Function, High Accessibility

Thanks to our good friends at we were introduced to the gorgeous work of the Italian furniture company Snaidero. Snaidero has designed a fully customizable, modular, wheelchair accessible kitchen called Skyline Lab. It's available in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and configurations to suit your style and meet your needs.

The Skyline Lab Kitchen by Snadeiro

"The ergonomic design of the main work surface hugs the user, providing easy access to multiple elements at once," says "A simple turn of the open carousel storage brings often used items into reach range, while the under counter storage can be rolled out of the way to provide knee clearance. Wheelchair users can easily reach items in the bottom of the shallow sink, and all shelving units contain pull-out shelves designed to be accessible from a seated position. The cooktop has front located controls, and the drawer dishwasher boasts a large easy-to-grip handle. A pullout shelf mounted underneath the oven provides an extra work surface and the perfect place to rest a hot dish. Snaidero also offers a wheelchair accessible pedestal table so your stylish new kitchen can have a fully coordinated look."

"When designing your kitchen, the focus should always be on the correct sizing of each area, the attentive study of accessories and the in-depth analysis of all operative requirements. These considerations will help you plan a kitchen space that will let you and everyone in your household extend their range of action, move without any constraints and improve their reach."  - Snaidero Blog

Admit it, this kitchen is gorgeous!

did you know...

More Americans are keeping their valuables at home, whether in room-sized vaults or underbed safes. - SmartMoney

Technology:  Cushioned Flooring

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KBC Key To Better Construction

K B C, Inc.
Certified Aging in Place Specialists

Yes - technology...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults over the age of 65 fall each year in the United States. Every year, falls among the elderly population cost the nation more than $20.2 billion in direct medical costs and result in the deaths of more than 13,000 people over the age of 65.

A new underlayment flooring product has been developed to help with injury prevention related to falls: SorbaSHOCK™. Specifically designed to cushion the body at acute points and potentially reduce injury. Its patent-pending technology is exclusively licensed from the University of Notre Dame. The 24 x 24 inch  tile reduces the impact force generated by falls, which potentially means fewer broken bones and hospital stays.

According to Sam Simonson, Partner, President & CEO of SorbaShock, LLC, “The benefit of the SorbaSHOCK Dual-Stiffness™ technology is that it retains its solid feel and remains stable during normal activities (i.e., rolling a chair across the floor). However, when a fall occurs, the floor is designed to cushion the body at acute points and can absorb a significant amount of the impact."

Click here to learn more about SorbaShock.

did you know...

Young adults moving back in with their parents is part of a broader trend toward multi-generational living. The number of Americans living in multi-generational households has been increasing steadily since 1980. Demographic forces such as delayed marriage and a wave of immigration have contributed to the increase. - Pew Research Survey

Video: The Ultimate Accessible Kitchen

The Accessible Kitch by Granberg

I bet you've never seen a kitchen that could "dance." Click here to watch a truly pleasant video showing an efficient, functional and attractive accessible kitchen.

did you know...

One in ten Americans have used their cell phone to make a charitable contribution via text message. - Pew Internet Surveys

Campaign: Get Home Smart

Support the Campaign For Indpendent Living

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Time to what "Get Home Smart"

The ability to live independently while managing a chronic condition from home has enormous benefits. In addition to the necessary medical equipment needed, it's important to know what types of home construction, furniture and furnishings are available to make lives as functional and comfortable as possible. 

We invite you to join our campaign to help people "Get Home Smart" featuring the Chairs & Cares Model Accessible Home (4600 square foot demonstration center for independent living) as the film site.

Sponsored in part by:



MidState Independent Living Consultants




Lifeline Coordinating Services, Inc.

Midstate Independent Living Consultants


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