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

    With the right modifications and independent living products, seniors can maintain a comfortable and safe lifestyle while your house retains its normal appearance.

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  • Making Home Safer for Seniors: A Room-By-Room Assessment

    Carefully assess each room and use the following tips to make modifications and improvements that allow a senior to live at home as long as safely possible.

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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 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

    A multigenerational household may seem convenient, but there are many factors to consider before moving to a larger home or building an addition to accomodate 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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  • 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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  • How can I find a qualified builder to remodel a home for elderly parents?

    Certified builders have training in the unique problems of home construction for aging and improving accessibility and can help make your aging parents' house safer with modifications.

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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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