Lisa Cini, owners of Mosaic Design Studio in Columbus, Ohio, is a senior living design expert and she’s put her expertise to use in remodeling her own home. She transformed it into a home that could accommodate four generations: her and her husband, their two teens, her parents and her grandmother (who had dementia). And now she’s using her skills on a new project: a stylish aging-in-place Airbnb.
As reported in the Marin Independent Journal, Cini found a historic mansion for sale in her town so she bought it and has turned it into a nine-bedroom Airbnb dubbed the Werner House. Its design and features are meant to help older adults stay in comfort, safety and style. Wondering what there is to making a place ready for aging in place other than eliminating trip hazards and installing some grab bars? Well, Cini has incorporated more than 50 technologies. And perhaps best of all, they’re incorporated seamlessly into the home. In fact, Cini says that there are guests who have stayed who have not noticed anything unusual.
At more than 10,000 square feet, the Werner House also has a ballroom, a fitness spa and walking pool, speakeasy, three kitchens, and a movie and music room and started hosting guests in the spring.
A few of the aging-in-place features? Sofas with firm seats (so that you can get up easily out of them) and toilets that raise up to make it easier for guests to sit. For more about the smart features built into The Werner House, read the Marin Independent Journal article here.
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