Top 11 Home Modifications for Seniors

February 14th, 2011

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that these items were most often included in home modifications and aging in place improvements for senior’s homes:

1. Levered doorknobs
2. Grab bars in bathrooms
3. Levered faucets in kitchen sink
4. Handrails on both sides of stairwells and on front and rear steps
5. Grab bars in showers
6. Removal of any door threshold
7. Movable shower heads for those who must sit
8. Portable shower seats
9. A bathroom with a bath/shower and a bedroom on the first floor
10. Widened doors to accommodate wheelchairs
11. Ramps for those using walkers and wheelchairs

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