Continue to Live Independently With Just a Few Home Modifications

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While adults of all ages can sustain injuries due to falling, this can be even more prevalent with older adults. On an annual basis, there are more than two million older adults seen in the emergency room due to injuries that occurred because they fell. This equates to a older adult falling every 11 seconds. Since more than 50% of these falls occur in the home, it’s important to take measures to prevent these accidents from occurring.

Both the American Association of Retired Persons and the National Conference of State Legislatures reported that most adults over 65 want to stay in their own home for as long as possible. This amounts to 90% of adults within this age bracket that want to age-in-place. In order to accomplish this goal, many senior citizens are choosing to modify their homes accordi