The number of households headed by people age 65 and older is expected to grow from 34 million to 48 million in the next two decades, according to studies from the Urban Institute, so having housing choices is critical. (AARP, 2022)
79 percent said they would need to modify bathrooms with grab bars or no-step showers.
71 percent said their home has inside and outside accessibility issues.
61 percent said they would need an emergency response system.
48 percent said they would need smart-home devices, like a voice activated home assistant or a doorbell camera. (AARP, 2022)
Not being prepared can lead to increased fall risk in the home:
Adults older than 60 years of age suffer the greatest number of fatal falls.
Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide.
37.3 million falls that are severe enough to require medical attention occur each year.
Direct medical costs include fees for hospital and nursing home care, doctors and other professional services, rehabilitation, community-based services, use of medical equipment, prescription drugs, and insurance processing. Direct costs do not account for the long-term effects of these injuries, such as disability, dependence on others, lost time from work and household duties, and reduced quality of life.
Rise and Shine Home Solutions specializes in home safety assessments, fall risk assessments, safety training, home adaptions and accessibility remodeling.
Aging in Place Specialists servicing the Texas Hill Country
and Surrounding Areas
Delia Arispe, PTA, CAPS, SHSS
Hayley Pannone, COTA, CAPS, SHSS