6 smart ways to make a home safer for seniors

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For many, age can change how they approach daily life. But for safe senior living, aging parents will have to make adjustments to their home.

Nearly 90% of individuals over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, according to a research report by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the AARP Public Policy Institute.

Furthermore, 80% believe their current residence is where they will always live.

For those who want to stay home, or “age in place,” safety is a major factor. “Seniors aging at home are constantly at risk for life-threatening falls,” explains Gaby Loria, a long-term care market researcher at Software Advice.

Adding safety features now, you may be able to help your parent live comfortably at home for a long time.

“Some home modifications that minimize the risk for life-threatening falls can be implemented for under $500,” Loria says.

Here, experts lay out key safety features to add to an elderly loved one’s home to help create a stable environment for senior living now and for years to come.

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