From BUILDER sibling Remodeling:

A study of 1,850 New Zealanders found a 33% reduction in spending to treat fall injuries and a potential six-fold savings in "social costs" related to those injuries when the people involved lived in homes that were renovated so they could age in place.

The new research was built on evidence from a three-year study in New Zealand in which home remodeling was associated with a 26% drop in medically treated injuries from falls. This time, Dr. Michael Keall of Otago Medical School in Wellington, New Zealand, and his colleagues wanted to know if the average NZ$560 cost of renovations per house in 2012 ($448 at the average US dollar exchange rate in 2012) in that previous study could pay off in terms of direct and indirect costs associated with falls.

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