Home Modifications for Seniors
Helpful Home Modifications for Seniors that Won’t Bust the Budget
Use this inexpensive, do-it-yourself home modification checklist to keep your senior safe while they age in place.
Hidden hazards in the home can make seniors’ lives more challenging and put them at greater risk of injury. Inexpensive home modifications can make a difference.
Making home improvements can increase senior safety and comfort. Fortunately, many modifications can be made inexpensively. You can perform several affordable improvements yourself or hire a contractor to make simple changes. As a result, seniors will be better equipped for aging in place.
Inexpensive Do-It-Yourself Home Modification Checklist
Options Some modifications typically require knowledge of and experience in construction. A certified contractor can make renovations like these if needed:
- Widen doorways for wheelchair access
- Install a wheelchair ramp
- Add an electronic stair lift
- Install a walk-in tub or shower
- Lower counter tops
- Move light switches down for wheelchair reach