For Adults 55+

Common Types of Home Modifications for the Elderly
There are many different types of modifications that can be made to accommodate for aging challenges.  While not comprehensive, the following list is included to give readers an idea of common changes.

Accessory Apartments – both for the elderly and live-in caregivers
Climate Controls – installing larger digital displays and / or remote controls
Computer Equipment – large screen monitors and oversized keyboards
Easy Use Fixtures – oversized light switches and levers replacing or installed over faucet knobs
Grab Bars and Rails – in bathrooms and hallways assist persons in preventing falls and improving mobility
Lighting – modifications within the home and around the property for increased visibility and security
Pull Out Shelves – also referred to as roll-out, glide-out or slide-out shelves, these enable easy access to deeper spaces for clothing, food and other storage.
Push Button Door Openers – to automate the opening and closing of doors
Security Systems – remote monitoring and personal emergency response systems
Smoothing Floor Surfaces – removal of molding, carpeting and anything on the floor which limits the mobility of a wheelchair
Software Tools – that enabled increased independence
Stair Lifts - also called Stair Glides or Lift Chairs.  Learn more about paying for stair lifts here.
Traction or Non-Skid Strips - installed most commonly in bathrooms but also anywhere a floor is hazardous or slippery including kitchens and staircases.
Transfer Benches – also called showering benches or transfer chairs, these enable individuals to get in and out of showers, tubs and wheelchairs with little or no assistance.
Walk in Tubs - seated bathtubs, sometimes wheelchair accessible. Learn more about paying for walk in tubs.
Weatherization – such as storm windows, screening and air conditioning
Wheelchair Ramps and Stairglides – for persons unable to manage stairways
Widening Doorways and Hallways – to accommodate for wheelchairs and walkers

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