Introducing Nest for Life!

Introducing Nest for Life!

Life is busy. We are all looking for that elusive “Easy” button. If our homes could help make everyday tasks easier and more convenient, who wouldn’t sign up? In fact, a well-designed home can help, and it can help everyone. Nest for Life is a digital resource for inclusive design. Nest for Life episodes show how design can provide a layer of invisible convenience for your everyday routine. Using a lifespan design approach, the living space design is inspirational; boasting comfort, convenience and flexibility to take on life’s potential challenges and changing lifestyle needs, without sacrificing aesthetics. Life is an adventure; living in your house shouldn’t be. #GetNested

About Debra Young, M.Ed., OTR/L, SCEM, ATP, CAPS, FAOTA

Award-winning thought leader in the field, with more than 20 years experience as an occupational therapist and aging in place expert designing environments that meet a homeowner’s current and potential future changing needs.



Author: EmpowerAbility

EmpowerAbility® LLC is an occupational therapy based consultancy specializing in environmental modifications and assistive technology. EmpowerAbility works with people of all ages and abilities across the lifespan helping homeowners, renters and caregivers whether they are residing in their own homes, in independent living retirement communities, assisted living communities or are in the process of transitioning from a hospital/rehabilitation stay back to a home environment. EmpowerAbility also provides consultation, training and education to professionals such as developers, builders, remodelers, architects, city planners, healthcare professionals, interior designers, realtors and attorneys along with disability-related associations, state agencies and product manufacturers. About Debra Young, M.Ed., OTR/L, SCEM, ATP, CAPS Debra Young is a certified specialist in environmental modifications, aging in place, and assistive technology. She is a registered and licensed occupational therapist with a Master's in Education degree with specialization in Assistive Technology (AT) from Bowling Green State University, a graduate certificate in AT from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Elizabethtown College. • Specialty Certified in Environmental Modifications (SCEM)--American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), (a distinction accomplished by less than 1% of occupational therapists nationally). • Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)--National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) • Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)--Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) • Director to the AOTA Board of Directors • Approved NAHB Instructor Specialties Environmental Modifications, Universal Design, Aging in Place, Assistive Technology, Accessibility consultation, Livable Communities, Professional Education, Continuing Education, Public Speaking, Authoring. EmpowerAbility®, LLC Creating access for life.

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