Aging in Place ̶ Safely
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level."
The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC®) says “more than 90 percent of older adults would prefer to age in place rather than move to senior housing. But the group acknowledges that a gap exists between their desire and the reality of the modifications their home may require. The top aging-in-place projects, according to a recent Aging-in-Place Report by HomeAdvisor, include adding grab bars, increasing the widths of doorways, moving a master bedroom to the main floor and adding a stair lift.” See: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2016/01/19/new-online-services-targets-aging-in-place-residents/?utm_term=.0c80d0990fa7
More Detailed Senior-Friendly Interior Design/Home Remodeling Ideas
We’d all agree upon the importance of living in a home that is safe, secure and easy in which to move around. For some, remaining safely in your home may require widening hallways, installing ramps, and redesigning kitchens and bathrooms.
For additional, more specific ideas, we share the following link to an interesting NAIPC® article showing ideas about how to make your home more “Senior Friendly.” See: http://www.ageinplace.org/Practical-Advice/Housing/article/Making-Your-Home-Senior-Friendly