Home Modification for Seniors

  • 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: Finishing Our Basement for Dad

    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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  • Providing a Safe Home Environment for Alzheimer's Patients

    Maintaining a safe and secure living environment will enable seniors with Alzheimer's disease to remain in the community for as long as possible, but additional home safety modifications are usually required as memory issues and dementia behaviors worsen.

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  • Home Modifications for Seniors

    Most people don’t update their homes to accommodate age-related changes in their needs and abilities, but a few modifications can create a senior-friendly home that enhances safety and promotes independence.

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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 Households: The Ins and Outs of In-law Suites

    A multigenerational household may seem convenient, but there are many important factors to consider before moving to a larger home or building an addition to accommodate an elder.

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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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  • Products and Strategies for Managing Dementia Wandering

    Alzheimer’s disease erases memories of familiar surroundings, often causing disoriented seniors to wander away from home. Explore the following wandering prevention products and strategies to keep a dementia patient safe at home.

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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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  • Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

    Find out how simple home modifications, regular medical check-ups and minor lifestyle changes can make all the difference when it comes to elderly fall prevention.

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  • 7 Causes of Falls in the Elderly

    Not only are seniors more prone to falling, but they are also more likely to incur serious fall-related injuries. Learn about the seven most common causes of falls in the elderly.

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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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  • Conducting a Home Safety Assessment for Seniors

    A comprehensive aging-in-place home assessment for seniors can reveal hazards that must be addressed, promote independence and give family caregivers invaluable peace of mind. Use these tips to help an aging loved one adapt their home to meet their needs.

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  • Equipment and Products for Aging in Place

    The reality of aging in place is not without challenges –especially as one’s health declines and needs increase. Fortunately, there are many adaptive products and safety devices that can be used to help make staying in a long-time home safer.

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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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  • Mom’s Moving In: How to Adapt Your Home for an Elderly Parent

    Deciding to move your elderly parent in with you is a choice that will significantly alter life as you know it. Consider these tips for adapting your home to create a safe and successful multi-generational living arrangement.

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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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  • Empty Nester No More: Boomers Brace for Parental Tenants

    The number of multi-generational households is likely to double over the next few years, according to a recent report. Adult children often struggle when deciding whether their elderly parent(s) should move in with them.

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