Aging in Place means living in one’s home independently regardless of age or ability.

Imagine building a house when you’re young that you can live in as you age: wide doorways can accommodate both a stroller and a wheelchair; towel racks in the kitchen double as grab bars as balance grows unsteady; and entryways are smooth to prevent tripping. Builders incorporate these concepts of universal design to create homes that are barrier-free without looking purposely modified.

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Information on Aging-In-Place including “All About Aging-In-Place” – a fact sheet produced by the National Association of Home Builders which provides information on how to design and build a new home or remodel your existing home so that you can live there independently regardless of your age or physical ability, “Aging-In-Place Checklist” – a checklist containing feature you may want to consider for your next new construction or renovation project and give you a quick reference for various aging-in-place issues, and articles on “Aging in Place: Facilitating Choice and Independence” and “Measuring the Cost and Savings of Aging in Place.”
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