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Where you live matters as you grow older. While the majority of older adults say they’d like to remain in their own homes, few houses were designed with senior safety in mind. A 2017 Harvard University study found that only 1 percent of American homes were equipped with basic universal design features that make a home accessible and senior-friendly.
Here are some of the important accessibility features older adults often require:
While some newer homes are built with no-step showers, making them easier to access for people who aren’t steady on their feet, few older homes have them.
If you and your senior family member have decided to explore local assisted living communities for a potential move, it’s important to make an informed decision.
Searching for Assisted Living
When you begin your search, it can be difficult to know what to look for and which questions to ask. In general, your search should begin and end with what matters most to your senior loved one and what their personal health requires.
While there are a range of other features and amenities that can make an assisted living community more appealing, such as an on-site beauty salon or transportation services, it’s important to focus first on the factors that impact a senior’s quality of life and health.
Learn More About Senior Living
If you aren’t quite sure what type of support a loved one needs, we have a tool you might find useful. Our care questionnaire walks you through a series of questions designed to help you narrow down your choices. Visit Take our Care Questionnaire to get started!