Many elderly individuals and couples want to live at home as long as possible.  In most cases, some remodeling will need to be done on a home in order to make it accessible for walkers and wheelchairs.  In addition, kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms will need to be remodeled or reconfigured so that an individual or couple can easily cook, bath, toilet, bed, and dress.  This type of remodeling is specialized and you should look for contractors who have experience with remodeling for the elderly.  You should always perform “due diligence” on anyone you are planning to hire.  In most states, you can look up a contractor on the state website to see if the contractor is licensed and whether or not any complaints have been made against the contractor.  You may find that there are special certifications for remodeling for the elderly but still be cautious and do not depend solely on a certification from a contractor.

The following is a link to a site with more information on home remodeling for the elderly. Home Remodelers Group  

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