Each time my family returns home from vacation, my wife typically says, “I love my home.”  That may be partly due to a little too much family bonding among our seven immediate family members during our week vacation.  However, my wife is like most people who love their home and would like to remain in their own home for the remainder of their life.  Unfortunately, the problem is that most of the nation’s housing is not designed to accommodate physical and cognitive challenges that come with aging.

According to a Washington Post article, here are some home improvement ideas that might allow you to comfortably remain in your home rather than having to move elsewhere as you get older:

1)      Invest in smart home products

2)      Fall-proof your home

3)      Widen doorways

4)      Create an accessible bathroom

5)      Modify the kitchen

6)      Age in the right place

You can read the entire article at the below link.

Design for living: Modifications can remove the obstacles to aging in place

 

About Jerry

Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. Jerry dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of life care planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid & VA benefits, and advocacy for the elderly and disabled. He is past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, former chair of the elder law section of the NJ State Bar Association, and past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association. Jerry continues to be an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about legal issues related to seniors and those with disabilities. Jerry’s community activities include the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups. When not in the office, Jerry spends time with his wife, Erica, and their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fifteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

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