In the U.S many seniors are opting to age in place, meaning they will remain independent in their home while aging. The National Association of Homebuilders reports that 75% percent of remodelers have reported an increase in inquiries specific to aging in place.
It is easy to see that there are so many benefits to staying in one’s own home through their senior years. Some of these benefits include being closer to family, having more freedom and being independent to make their own decisions. There are also practical benefits such as cost; it can be expensive to have a loved one in a care facility.
While there are many benefits there are also many safety risks to consider when aging in place. Without proper modifications to the home seniors have a higher risk of falls which can lead to injury. This infographic by Easy Climber takes you on a walk through each room of a home in order to illustrate 31 ways that you can future proof your home.