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August 4, 2017

Want to continue living in a familiar environment as you grow older? You may want to age-in-place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of your age or ability level.

 

Links to make you our your loved one's home aging in place accessible:

  • The National Home Builders and Remodelers Association  lists certified professionals who can help you plan adaptations to your home. This is another site that can help you with remodeling planning. One that has been featured in a January 2017 episode of This Old House.

  • Planning to Age in Place? Find a contractor now. Virtually all single-family homes lack features needed to accommodate aging owners’ limitations. But there are specialists prepared to help fix that. Read this article from The NY Times. Here is a checklist to help you learn more about aging in place.

  • Living in Place Institute provides certified professionals who can evaluate your options in your home.

  • The Home Advisor 2016 Aging In Place Report, by Marianne Cusato, Home Advisor’s Housing Expert and a Professor of the Practice at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture provides information about tools and resources for their home repair, maintenance and improvement projects.