Making the Home Safer for Aging in Place
Homes are usually built with no consideration for aging or frailty issues in the design. These resources demonstrate many simple as well as some extensive modifications one can make to a home to allow for aging safely and comfortably at home. To learn more about making a home safer for seniors to age in place, contact Independence-4-Seniors in DuPage county for an in-home assessment.
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- Home Modifications for Safer Aging in Place
- Home Modifications to Accommodate a Wheelchair
- Overcoming Physical Difficulties Through Home Alterations
Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about making a home safer for aging in place.
Aging in Place
From products to make life easier, to major home modifications, this site offers information on tools to allow the elderly to remain at home throughout the aging process
Aging in Place Checklist
The National Association of Home Builders provides suggested changes of the home to allow the elderly to remain at home.
The decision over whether to install a new bathtub or to update an existing tub for safety purposes is debated in this article from AARP.
Aging at Home
Answers to many of the most common questions about aging in place are listed here, along with a chart with suggested implementations for a variety of specific challenges of the elderly.
Newsletter on Aging in Place
Go to this Web site to sign up for a newsletter about aging in place. Gadgets & Gizmos is one of their sections that is especially interesting.