Make sure your house is handicap equipped!
Wow, has breaking an ankle made me think! I'm 68, spouse 76 and I just realized if something major happens we can't stay in this house unless we get help! We are not prepared!
We re-modeled the bathrooms and didn't put in grab bars. Our bathroom doors will barely accommodate the walker (and my poor husband will have to fix all the nicks and dings). We had to buy a shower seat and shower head with hose - but still, the shower seat slides around and I had trouble getting in and out, with nothing to hang on to. I can't go down the front step without sitting down and sliding - and its 40 degrees out.
If you are over 50 and plan to stay in your house - prepare now!