Home Features to Incorporate for Aging-in-Place

    Home Features to Incorporate for Aging-in-Place

    Mar 09, 2020

    The more than 75 million baby boomers in the United States are now between the ages of 55 and 75. This large demographic cohort has always had a great impact on the real estate industry. As baby boomers get older, many are opting to "age in place" - stay in their own homes.

    To make this possible, homes can be retrofitted with various features and elements. The National Institute on Aging created this infographic that illustrates a few of the changes that could make your home easier and safer to live in and help you continue to live independently.

    • Don't use area rugs and check that all carpets are fixed firmly to the floor.
    • Replace handles on doors or faucets with ones that are comfortable for you to use.
    • Install grab bars near toilets and in the tub or shower.
    • Reduce fall hazards: place no-slip strips or non-skid mats on tile and wood floors or surfaces that may get wet.
    • Place light switches at the top and bottom of stairs and remember to turn on night lights. 
    • Install a ramp with handrails to the front door.

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