In the bathroom:

AUTHOR: MITCHE

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