Continue the Use and Enjoyment of Your Existing Home

You have WORKED hard to acquire and maintain your home, but does your home WORK FOR YOU? Remaining in your current home helps you maintain your social network, stay active and fosters independence in your community. 78% of baby boomers say they want to remain in their homes as long as possible.*  More than half of U.S. homeowners age 60 and over plan to age in place.** Every second of every day one older adult age (65+) suffers a fall making falls the leading cause of injury and injury related death in this age group.*** Falls are not a part of the normal aging process.  Home accessibility challenges are relevant to everyone, not just the aging in place population. Massachusetts housing stock is the second oldest in the nation with a median age of 52 years. **** Aging housing stock does not meet the accessibility needs of individuals of all ages and abilities. Whether you desire more accessible and easy to use cabinetry, safer entries and bathrooms or want to make your home easier for family and friends to visit, Occupational Therapist, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Karen Carrabes can provide solutions for your home.

Common Solutions

Improved lighting, removal of area rugs, installation of grab bars, roll out and/or pull down cabinetry, and ramps and/or wider doorways.

*Barrett et al.  Home And Community Preferences of the 45+Population 2014
**Houzz Inc. “Overview of U.S. Renovation, Custom Building & Decorating in 2014. “ Houzz & Home, June 2015
***www.cdc.gov
****U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2017

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