Here is an interesting article explaining how people may be able to deduct certain expenses associated with home modifications and special equipment that were purchased due to a medical condition or disability. There are a variety of home modifications that qualify and the deduction is applicable to both home owners and renters. This may be a promising avenue to help offset these costs but please consult with an accountant.
Adam was interviewed on Eugeria Radio and discussed aging-in-place, universal design and home modifications for seniors. He also highlighted the problems associated with falls in the senior population and simple steps that people can take to eliminate trip hazards around the home.