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The mission of the AIA Design for Aging (DFA) Knowledge Community is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society. This includes relevant research on characteristics, planning and costs associated with innovative design for aging. In addition, DFA provides outcome data on the value of these design solutions and environments.


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Strategies for Safer Senior Living Communities
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Aging In Place: A Forbes Report on Senior Home Care

  • 1.  Aging In Place: A Forbes Report on Senior Home Care

    Posted 03-07-2014 09:16 AM
    The Department of Labor extended minimum wage and overtime rules to most home care workers who aid the elderly, and the media is running to provide perspective on caring for aging Americans.  The new rules, which go into effect Jan. 1, 2015, change how the companionship exemption to minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act works. Ashlea Ebeling of Forbes recently published a comprehensive article on this matter called, "Hiring Help For Aging Parents? Read This First."  Read article...

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    Susan Parrish
    Director
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC
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