HomeAdvisor's Aging In Place Survey lists the most common repair contractors are seeing with the older population. Washington Post staffer Tim Savoy reports on the results of this survey.
The top renovations were related to safety and functionality with 76% of aging-in-place projects featuring adding a grab bar in such places as a bathroom. To further help this aging population deal with any mobility issues, features such as ramps were popular:
Moreover, 64 percent of completed aging-in-place projects involved adding a ramp to the home’s entrance; 44 percent involved widening doorways; 35 percent involved adding a bathroom on the home’s first floor; and 30 percent involved adding lever handles on doors.