Remodeling for Seniors

How to Make a Home Senior-Friendly

Preparing to have a loved one move into your home? Or interested in helping someone with early dementia remain independent for as long as possible, perhaps with outside help? Consider first remodeling a home to make it senior-friendly.

Senior home remodelers are builders and home-repair services that specialize in retrofitting homes to make them safe and accessible; many also create new construction with eldercare needs in mind. These improvements can include discreet ramps and wider hallways, support fixtures, improved lighting, and other measures.

Paula Spencer Scott

Paula Spencer Scott is the author of Surviving Alzheimer's: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers and much of the Alzheimer's and caregiving content on Caring. See full bio