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Simple Home Modification for Aging in Place


This fact sheet produced by Kansas State University provides an overview of easy and inexpensive home modifications that can aid older adults planning to age in place. Simple modifications like adding grab bars and removing throw rugs can help to increase safety within the home. Other suggestions include; adding lighting to stairs and hallways, rearranging dishes in easier to reach storage, raising beds so that they are easier to get into and out of, and adding motion sensors at exterior doors.