In Home Care Can Make Home A Viable Senior Housing Option
About 90% of seniors plan to live in their current homes for the next 5 to 10 years, according to the United States of Aging Survey.
BankRate.com recently published an article exploring senior housing options, including aging in place at home. This can be a good option for seniors, but it’s important to recognize the need to adapt the home for safety: “First and foremost, consider the kitchen and bath,” the article states. “For instance, look at modifying the cabinets to make them easy to reach. Keep the microwave in a low spot so items can easily be removed after heating, and widen clearances to allow space for a walker or crutches. Handrails and an entry level shower in the bath can help as well.”