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There are many frustrations that come with aging, a disability, or a recovery period
after an illness or surgery. It is aggravating, and sometime scary, when previously
routine activities become challenges. Family member or caregivers have difficulty
watching aging parents or adult children struggle to maintain their own homes and
function within them. Although there are times when a person should move or give up
an activity, for many that isn't necessary. Simple home modifications or the use of
assistive devices will give individuals the ability to function independently. Making
use of Universal Design principles can help all individuals, especially senior adults,
age in place successfully.
Aging in place is a movement to make possible people to remain in their own homes
as long as possible. An AARP study, Fixing to Stay (2000) found 83% of persons over
45 years of age wanted to remain in their home for as long as possible. Two hallmarks
of aging in place are choice and independence. Enabling or universal design also plays
a role through the design of products, homes, and even neighborhoods can facilitate
aging in place.
Plan for it. Remodeling is along involved process, it's much easier to plan ahead
– starting in your 40s – than to tackle retrofitting a home later. Some typical home
modifications simple: removing rugs and other trip hazards, buying more lamps so paths
are well lit, putting a table outside your front door so you need not bend down to
get your keys out of a bag. Some are more complex, such as installing a bidet toilet.
Others may require a professional remodel, such as installing a lift for the stairs.