Home Accessibility for the Aging and Physically Challenged

Many adults would like to remain in their homes as they grow older. Often there are physical barriers that make it difficult to address their daily needs without assistance. Modifications to the home can increase safety, accessibility, and independence for older and physically challenged adults.

Here are some of the modifications that can be considered:

•Grab bars for the shower and toilet

•Widened doorways

•Non-slip floor surfaces



•Knobs with levers

•Chair lifts

•Lower countertops