In the bathroom:
*Install grab bars in walk-in showers and by the toilet and tub.
*Purchase a portable shower seat and hand-held, flexible shower head.
*Apply non-skid tape or other appropriate material to bath tub and shower floor.
*Install a bathroom telephone that is reachable from the floor.
*Convert faucets to single lever handles that are easy to turn on and off.
In the kitchen:
*Install adjustable or lower counter tops for more convenient work space.
*Consider rounded kitchen counter tops with no sharp corners or edges.
*Investigate sliding shelves and a lazy susan for corner cabinets to provide easier access.
*Build a package shelf next to the outside door.
*Set the sing 36 inches from the floor.
Around the house:
*Invest in lever door handles that respond to a simple push.
*Install adjustable rods in closets.
*Place handrails on both sides of staircases and outside steps and make staircase lighting brighter.
*Raise electrical outlets 27 inches above the floor and use large rocker light switches that turn on and off with a push.
*Consider adding a first floor bedroom and bath to allow living entirely on one level.
Source: American Association of Retired Persons