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April 14, 2022

How To Get Started on Aging in Place

Grab bars on a tiled bathroom wall

Preparing for living in a home as a senior requires a sound strategy, whether you’re planning to stay in your home for the long haul or have parents and grandparents aiming to do so. I recently discovered a helpful resource that will make getting started on this adventure much easier and more organized.

AARP and Lowe’s have partnered to create Lowe’s Livable Home, a resource guide that lays out the steps seniors can take to outfit their homes so they can live comfortably as they age. The Livable Hub site features articles and videos about home improvement projects such as adding grab bars in the tub, swapping out door knobs for handles, improving lighting, anchoring furniture, and installing ramps and stair lifts.

Lowe’s offers special financing options, and can connect you with independent installers in select markets. (I called the Livable Home line at 833-569-3784 and confirmed that the services are available in San Francisco.) You can also schedule a virtual home assessment with aging-in-place specialists that can help identify which projects will be worth doing.

I’m a huge fan of helping seniors stay in their homes for as long as they can. The Lowe’s and AARP partnership is a great way to make this happen.


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