Home Modification for Seniors Articles

  • Senior-Friendly Home Additions for Aging in Place

    There are a number of additions that can be made to a home to make it more senior-friendly. To remain in your home as you age, consider these tips for creating a safe environment that will help you age in place safely and comfortably.

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  • Helpful Home Modifications for When a Parent Moves In

    A caregiver shares the adjustments and renovations she made to prepare her home for her elderly father-in-law to move in.

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  • How To Make a Home Safer for a Person with Alzheimer’s

    People in the early stages of Alzheimer's are often capable of living on their own provided they make certain safety modifications. Make these quick adjustments to the home environment to ensure their safety and well being.

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  • Can a home be remodeled to be comfortable and safe for seniors?

    With the right independent living products, seniors can maintain an independent and safe lifestyle while you feel less burdened and your house retains its normal appearance.

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  • Making Home Safer For Seniors: A Room-by-Room Assessment

    Create a home environment, both inside and out, that makes it possible for seniors who want to stay in their homes to safely age in place.

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  • Providing a Safe Home Environment for Alzheimer's Patients

    A safe living environment will ensure that a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's can remain in their home as long as possible. Adapting the home environment may be easier than trying to adapt behaviors as the disease progresses.

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  • Home Modification for Senior-Friendly Living

    As adults age their homes also grow older, but most are not updated to accommodate a senior's changing needs. Home remodel or modification can provide safer senior living enabling the aging occupants to continue to live in the comfort of home.

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  • Expert Advice on Aging in Place

    Is your house elder friendly? An occupational therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist explains how improving the safety, accessibility and functionality of your residence now can safeguard your future at home.

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  • Stroke Recovery: Getting Back on Track

    Stroke recovery can be especially daunting for family caregivers and can cause high levels of emotional and physical stress for both the stroke survivor and their caregiver. Use these expert care tips during the recovery and rehabilitation process.

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  • Multigenerational Living: The Ins and Outs of In-law Suites

    An in-law suite can provide safety and support for older family members while preserving everyone's privacy. A multigenerational household may seem convenient, but there are many factors to consider before moving to a larger home or building an addition.

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  • What to Expect After a Hip Replacement

    You've found a surgeon you trust, scheduled the procedure, and figured out which senior rehabilitation center your loved one will be staying in, but are you prepared for what comes after the surgery?

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  • Managing the Risk of Alzheimer's Wandering

    Alzheimer's disease can erase memories of once-familiar surroundings, and as a result, Alzheimer's patients often wander away from home. It is not possible to completely prevent wandering but caregivers can minimize the risk.

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  • Grab Bar Safety Tips

    Five tips for grab bar placement to improve the safety of your elderly parent's home.

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  • 7 Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

    Falls are dangerous, but they are not an inevitable part of growing older. Understand these seven reasons why seniors are more susceptible to falling.

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  • What Is the Best Height for Bathroom Grab Bars?

    Grab bars can provide seniors with added stability and increased safety while toileting and bathing. Ideally, these supports should be placed at a height that feels most comfortable and secure for the person using them.

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  • Innovative Kitchen Makes Meal Prep Simpler for Seniors

    The ChopChop kitchen is one industrial designer's answer to helping seniors age (and cook) in the comfort of their own homes.

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  • How can I find a qualified builder to remodel a home for elderly parents?

    Now is a good time to find builders to help make your senior parents house safe and easily accessible with modifications. The key is to know what questions to ask building contractors to make sure you get the best quality at the best price.

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  • Can a senior safely live at home during a complete remodeling project?

    You can take steps to ease your elderly parent's anxiety of the construction process.

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  • Adapting Your Home When an Elderly Parent is Moving In

    Making the decision to move your elderly parent into your home is one that can cause a lot of disruption to your home life. Here are some tips for adapting your home to accommodate a live-in elderly parent.

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  • Aging in Place: Making Your Home’s Main Entrance Accessible

    Your front door and the paths around your house are your gateway to the outside world. Learn how to modify these aspects of your residence to prevent falls and prolong your independence so you can lead an active life for many years to come.

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