The top aging-in-place projects completed by homeowners according to HomeAdvisor’s Aging-in-Place report include:
• Adding a personal alert system: Personal alert systems provide necessary security in case of an emergency accident or fall. Installing a personal alarm system costs an average of $650.
• Adding grab bars: Many accidents and falls take place in the bathroom. Homeowners may choose to add grab bars to help them safely enter and exit a bathtub or shower.
• Building a disability ramp: Adding a wheelchair ramp, which averages about $1,500, offers accessibility to wheelchair or walker users. Various factors go into the cost and safety of a ramp, including slope, weight specifications, landing and materials.
• Installing a stair lift: A staircase lift can eliminate the risk of injury on one of the most dangerous parts of a home. Folks with mobility issues can access the upstairs level or basement safely with this highly reliable added function.