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Accessible housing can be the norm, not the exception

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on 3/25/2016

The toolbox for enabling seniors who want to grow older in their current homes is becoming increasingly effective, according to experts consulted in a recent How Housing Matters article.

A quarter of Vermont households are headed by someone who is 65 or older. The vast majority of these seniors will not move as their physical mobility becomes more limited with age.  However, only one in three older Americans lives in a homes with safety features, such as grab bars. Public financial support can put home modifications in reach of lower income seniors.  

Read more about how to design new homes and adapt existing homes to maximize safety, visitability and enjoyment.