Remaining in our home is important to us, but we don’t like to talk about the possibility of developing a disability or needing a home that offers more support such as a nursing home or assisted living. However, avoiding the discussion actually increases our risk of needing to move. This is because so much of our housing stock is not designed to meet our needs at every stage of life. For example, homes with no-step entry are largely unavailable.
So what do we do about it?
We modify our existing home so that we can comfortably live there, even after a temporary injury or permanent disability. Be sure to check out the related files on this page. It includes a list of questions to help us think about our existing home and what changes we might need to make.
- NDSU Extension Livable Homes
- Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease
- USC Leonard Davis Home Modification Related Links
- South Dakota Community Home Improvement Program
- Video: Carol’s Home Modifications
- Home Repairs: South Dakota
- Center for Universal Design (CUD)
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