Quote Of The Week: “Aging In Place” In Your Home

“An AARP survey found that more than 80% of us want to stay in our home as we grow old.”

Tweaking your home to ‘age in place’, Bloomberg News, December 9, 2012

 

More seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, but that means they’ll often need to make modifications as their abilities and needs change.

That’s why the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry is home modifications for aging-in-place.

You may not know that the National Association of Home Builders awards a special credential, under the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program, which teaches the specialized technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to mastering this segment of the industry.

Want to know the Top Ten aging in place design trends?  These are key design features that make a home easier to live in for an older occupant, like no-threshold showers, accessible-height appliances, ground-floor master suites, and streamlined floor plans.  Check out more trends at Aginginplace.com.

 

About Mari Adam

Mari Adam, Certified Financial Planner™ and President of Adam Financial Associates Inc, has been helping individuals and families chart their financial futures for over twenty-five years. Have a question about your financial situation? Ask Mari!

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