Aging in Place

by Jennifer McGregor

Aging in place is a dream for many seniors. Of course, the older we get, the more likely we are to be living with some form of a physical disability, meaning our homes will likely need some changes in order to allow us to remain there for as long as possible.

But don’t worry: we’ve compiled a great list of helpful resources that will help you understand how to assess the needs of disabled seniors, and create a financial plan and make modifications accordingly.

Guide to Room-by-Room Repairs for Easy Accessibility for Disabled Loved Ones – This handy guide will help you make an accessibility plan for your bathrooms, kitchen and yard – three of the most treacherous places for individuals with disabilities.

11 Low-Cost Aging in Place Modifications You Can Do Yourself – Fortunately, not every safety upgrade requires an arm and a leg, and many can be done DIY!

Senior’s Guide to Paying for At-Home Long-Term Care: How Your Home Can be a Great Asset – Your home can actually be a great tool for paying for any needed accessibility modifications – without having to sell it! This guide offers seniors ideas for funding options their home can provide to pay for both minor and major updates.

How to Make & Pay for Home Modifications to Enable Aging in Place – In addition to your actual home, there are more options than you might be aware of to fund safety upgrades. This guide offers lots of helpful tips and links to other resources for helping you fund your home modifications.

This list only scratches the surface of this topic, of course, and as an advocate for people of all ages with disabilities, we’re here to help. If you have questions on how to make a home safe for patients in their Golden Years, please contact us.

Jennifer co-created Public Health Library to write about health and wellness topics and to create a forum for sharing reputable health and medical information.