Senior-Friendly Ideas for Homes

Most people don’t think about the hazards a typical home can hold for an older adult, but the dangers can become frighteningly evident after a senior moves in. Adult children who move a senior into their homes, or who choose to move into a senior’s home, should ensure that the living space is safe. Dan […]

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Grab Bars for Bathrooms: What You Should Know Before Installation

Before beginning the installation process of your grab bars for bathroom installation, it is important to know what type of tub or shower you have.  The type of shower determines the installation method and products needed to have a successful installation. Installing Grab Bars for Your Bathroom to Code Installed grab bars for bathrooms need […]

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The 3 Things You Must Know Before Buying a Walk-in Bathtub!

I had never heard of a walk-in bathtub until after my Mother-in-law fell in the bathroom and broke her hip several years ago.  The hip injury set in motion what I now know to be an epidemic.  In fact, over 15,000 seniors die every year from fall related injuries.   Fortunately my mother in law survived, […]

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Tax Deductions for Accessible Home Modifications

Have you spent money during the last year on home modifications or installing special equipment in your home to accommodate a medical condition or disability?  You will be pleased to know that you may be able to recoup some, if not all, of the costs.  Both the Federal Government and many states offer tax incentives […]

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Five Aging in Place Home Ideas for under $500

Replace your old shower head with a handheld shower on a hose.  If possible buy one with a “trickle control” on the handle that lets you turn the water flow to a trickle so you don’t waste water while you’re “soaping up”. If you’re handy and can screw it on yourself, the cost is less […]

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