1) Conceal ramps to access the home with landscaping, porches, and even symmetry to a door or garage when adding one. A wide, gently sloping and meandering path can also serve as a ramp.
3) Wider doorways and hallways; at least 36" for doors and 4" for hallways is ideal for walkers, crutches, and wheelchairs.
4) Hardware on doors and cabinets that's easy to open with your hands full, if you have arthritis or other disability,yet that look beautiful in use.
5) Remove or reduce all doorway thresholds.
7) Add office-type storage, computer space, charging stations, etc... in the kitchen or a wide hallway.
8) Prep showers and toilet rooms for grab bars. There are many that don't look industrial, and can come in handy for young children and injured adults.
9) Be sure to incorporate good hallway and stairway lighting and bright task lighting in kitchens, baths and laundry rooms. Using energy saving bulbs, dimmers, and a good lighting plan. Consider occupancy and vacancy sensors, They're ideal for the young as well as the old!