Age Proofing a Home

Homeowners are remodeling to integrate age-friendly changes to make their home more accessible and livable so they can stay in place. Here's where you'll find suggestions, simple solutions and the cost of improvements to create an age proof home for lifelong living.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Age Proofing a Home

Most homeowners are interested in making age proofing improvements to their home whether they know it or not. That’s because at some time a family member faces a disability or injury and realizes that getting around their home is not easy when you’re impaired.

Today many Boomers are concerned about staying in place and in control of their lives and they want to remain where they live. At the same time many adult children want to help their older parents stay put. They’re all interested in making changes to create a home that is safe, comfortable and convenient to live in for the long haul in a familiar home and neighborhood that will span their lives.

These age in place changes to a home can be transformative and make it more user-friendly to move about and perform household tasks. Whether they’re as simple as getting rid of throw rugs or making extensive structural modifications, changes can improve a home for everyone who lives there.

Details make the difference in a home that's accessible and convenient to live in so consider these suggestions that will enhance your home and make it comfortable to get around and a safe place for everyone who lives there.

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