CHMC published several of documents with some great ideas for accessible design, and adaptations to help people stay at home longer.

Most seniors would prefer to stay in their own home rather than move to a facility of some sort such as retirement residence or long term care. There are lots of things that can help you stay in your own home!

Click on the links below to view various categories of things to consider.

Accessibility refers to the way housing is designed, constructed or modified to enable independent living for persons with disabilities. Accessibility is achieved through design, but also by adding features that make a home more accessible. Features such as modified cabinetry, furniture, space, shelves and cupboards, etc. that improve the overall ability to function in a home.

For more information on accessible design, check out the following fact sheets: