Aging in Place Homes

  Finding aging in place homes isn't as simple as you might think it would be. The right home is important for good reason; so much time is spent there. It is also one part of your environment that you have more control over.

A part of your plan should be preparing the home of your choice to meet your needs while aging in place. That is, aging in place homes provide for a more safe and comfortable living experience. By doing so, you will improve your quality of life and enjoyment of your life at home.

Home remodeling

Home remodeling is just one part of an aging in place plan. Many times it is one of the first things people think about. Mainly due, of course, because some of the first impacts of aging are felt at home. Projects can range from simple to complex, and all should be approached with safety in mind.

Ideas for aging in place homes

There are other things that can be done to create aging in place homes. (Other than home remodeling, mentioned above.) Changes in your home can help make your house more safe and easier to use. Our Aging in Place Home Ideas section offers room-by-room examples and ideas for your home..

Home Remodeling Showcase

The Home Remodeling Showcase is an ever- growing collection of actual aging in place projects to help create aging in place homes. These bathrooms, kitchens & whole house remodeling projects were performed and submitted by professionals. Each project has descriptions and photos. 

Real Estate

Many of today's seniors would like to downsize or find aging in place homes. Finding the right home to age in place in can be tricky, given the many issues that should be considered. These real estate articles can help sort through questions and introduce you to professionals that can help make it easier.

Home Safety

Safety in the home is one of the most important considerations for seniors aging in place. Falls are the most common form of accidents in the home.  Prevention of falls and other types of accidents need to be a top priority.

Articles about your home

Senior Safety with National Night Out

National Night Out takes place on the first Tuesday of August - this year, it’s August 1st. This is a nationwide community event in which you can learn more about police-sponsored programs in your area, such as neighborhood watch groups, drug … Continue Reading

Water Conservation: Good for the Environment and Your Retirement Too

By now, we all know water conservation is the right environmental choice. The less water you use, the less energy is needed to pump water from a central facility into your home. The less water you use, the more water is available for … Continue Reading

Types of Grants Available to Seniors for Home Renovations

Learn about the types of grants available to renovate a home. The changes to a home made with these funds can help prepare your home for later life. Renovations to all homes are needed periodically. Everything from kitchen ranges to water heaters … Continue Reading

6 Reasons Why Downsizing Might Be the Right Move For You

As you get a little older, your lifestyle changes. Tasks you might have found easy 20, 10, or even five years ago — like climbing stairs, hopping into the tub, or crouching in the garden — might be newly difficult. That’s OK. But it’s important that … Continue Reading

Flexhouse: Building A Home To Prepare For Aging In Place

Editor's Note: The Flexhouse is a project we're excited to highlight for you, from a seasoned designer that wanted to create a home that showcased the features that would help people as they grew older. We hope you enjoy learning about this beautiful … Continue Reading

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