Aging-in-Place and Addressing Home Modifications and Renovations

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    Currently, there are approximately 53 million people in the United States that live with some type of disability. The most common disability, according to a recent study, is limited mobility. Due to this, approximately 6.8 million individuals are using an assistive device of some kind. Others, including adults that are planning to age-in-place, are modifying their homes accordingly.

    Since an older adult receives emergency-room treatment for a fall every 11 seconds, the importance of having proper assistive devices and home modifications cannot be stressed enough. This is particularly the case because more than 50% of the falls experienced by older adults occur at home.

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