Home Modifications Help Promote Independent Living for Seniors — A Fact Sheet From AARP

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AARP is a great resource for seniors who are looking to ‘Age in Place’ — a new term that describes how older adults are preferring to stay in their own homes for as long as possible.

As we age, we all know that at some point we may have to consider moving in with family members or considering assisted living facilities. Most older adults however, would really like to remain as independent as possible and stay within their home.

While this is an older article from AARP (from 2010), the information is as timely as ever — it’s their Fact Sheet that describes what to think about when it comes to make home modifications so that you can stay in your home as long as possible.

From the article, “Many adults wish to remain in their home as they grow older. Most existing homes, however, have structural barriers that can make it difficult for older adults and people with physical limitations to address their daily needs without assistance. This fact sheet describes home modifications can increase safety, accessibility, and independence for older adults in their own homes and discusses policies and programs that support home modifications.”

Read the article here.

Download the Fact Sheet here (as a PDF).

A screenshot of the first page of the Fact Sheet is shown below:

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