Planning to stay in your home? Make your home accessible.

Are you a 1 percenter?  No, I don’t mean in the Occupy Wall Street sense.  Rather, I mean are you among the 1 percent of Americans who have a home that has 5 features to make it possible to “age in place”?  Those features are: (1) No steps; (2) a single floor (or at least a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor); (3) extra-wide hallways and doors that can accommodate a walker or wheelchair; (4) lever-type doorknobs (as opposed to round doorknobs); and (5) light switches and outlets that can be reached from a wheelchair.  You can read more about the importance of planning to age in place in an excellent article by Paula Span in the New York Times.  You can read the article by clicking on the link Planning to Age in Place? Find a Contractor Now – The New York Times