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14 small home projects that can help seniors age in place

Cheapism Logo By Elizabeth Sheer of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 15: The aging process is rarely kind, and limits to mobility become more pronounced as the years pass. Still, more than two-thirds of adults age 50 and older would prefer to age in place — that is, remain independent in their own homes, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute.This is not a cheap choice. Home modifications necessary to accommodate seniors can add up to thousands of dollars. Many of these one-time expenses hit the budget hard, but if you know what to expect, they can be spread out as conditions dictate. And some are inexpensive DIY jobs that even a novice can undertake. The alternatives — moving to a retirement community, independent living facility, or assisted living facility — involve recurring expenses that may be costlier yet.

14 small home projects that can help seniors age in place

The aging process is rarely kind, and limits to mobility become more pronounced as the years pass. Still, more than two-thirds of adults age 50 and older would prefer to age in place — that is, remain independent in their own homes, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute.

This is not a cheap choice. Home modifications necessary to accommodate seniors can add up to thousands of dollars. Many of these one-time expenses hit the budget hard, but if you know what to expect, they can be spread out as conditions dictate. And some are inexpensive DIY jobs that even a novice can undertake. The alternatives — moving to a retirement community, independent living facility, or assisted living facility — involve recurring expenses that may be costlier yet.

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