It's magical thinking. We exist in a world of magical thinking. We believe we are never going to grow old and get sick; therefore, we don't prepare for that future.
We need to undertake education. Those under 70 need to do their home construction incorporating lifetime home standards. Around 60 or 70 is pretty well when you stop building new homes. At 60- or 70-plus, you renovate. We need to make sure those renovations are done right, economically and efficiently.
The third group that needs education is Canadian home builders. They need to understand that we have evidence from England and New Zealand, where the lifetime standards are very entrenched, that it costs approximately $1,400 to incorporate the design changes at the time of building the home—$1,400, and you have a lifetime home.
Just think of the young child who breaks a leg at hockey or soccer and comes home in a wheelchair. They have to be carried up the front steps. They have to be carried up to their bedroom. They have to be assisted in the bathroom. If your grandmother is getting out of the tub and falls towards the bathroom door, and the door opens inward, it would require the emergency response crew to break it down while your grandmother is lying there naked on the floor. Why is the door built to open inward? It's not in the building code.
We do things without thought. We need to educate people so they think about this and prepare to take responsibility themselves.