You’ve decided a nursing home or assisted living is not for you, at least not yet. Is your home aging-in-place ready? Some things likely need to be done to ensure you can safely remain in your home for as long as possible. This aging in place remodeling checklist will help you get your home prepared so you don’t have to worry about renovations down the road.
To help you keep things organized, we’ve broken this checklist down in two ways. First is by area of the home. Second is by special concerns such as safety that may apply to multiple areas of the home.
Also, some of the items we’ve included do not require a contractor. For example, guide lighting in hallways may be as simple as a few nightlights and removing throw rugs is simple. However, because falls are always a concern for seniors, these things are vital when aging in place, so we have included them. For things that require contractors, remember that if you have a VA home loan, or are otherwise qualified, there are VA programs that can help with remodeling costs for seniors and those living with a disability.