PHRC Webinars

Aging-in-Place - The Final Step

2/10/2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Bryan Heitzmann


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This third and final webinar in the series will further explore the design concepts associated with aging in place. Topics such as universal design, accessibility, and visitability will be looked into and their relationship to aging in place will be considered. This webinar will take a deeper look into cutting edge aging in place technologies available in the current marketplace, as well as automated features that can be incorporated into “smart homes.” Home modifications will be explored and digital health technologies for the home will be discussed. This webinar will also discuss case studies associated with the aging in place theme.

Learning Objectives

Following completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

1. Understand and discuss the concept of a “smart home” and understand the safety benefits that they can provide to occupants.

2. Recognize the key differences in the design concepts incorporated in accessibility, visitability, and Universal design.

3. Identify new and innovative products that can be used or installed to improve the safety of the residence while allow occupants to live more independently.

4. Explore home modification opportunities and design implementations that will help expand business opportunities


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours

1 hour L&I; 1 AIA LU | HSW; 1 PDH

Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304