Healthy Aging in Updated Homes

Healthy aging in Update Homes

 

by Louis Tenenbaum

Louis Tenenbaum is a master translator and an ambassador for aging in place. Take a look at his points below concerning falls in the older population by the numbers. I think you will agree, his numbers are eye opening, and his cause just. Support his efforts and help him to make our world a better place to age in.

~Patrick

 

Aging in Place with Homes Renewed

The number of people who die following a fall every year is equal to a 747 crashing once a week. (CDC)

  • If 100 grab bars were installed at $300 each and just one fall is avoided, it is a break even investment because falls cost an average of $30,000 each.
  • $10,000 invested to update a home is a breakeven investment if the resident avoids one month in a nursing home or two months in assisted living.
  • People want to age in place, but less than 5% of today’s housing can accommodate their needs. (Harvard Joint Center for Housing Research)
  • $383 Billion/year is spent on remodeling. Of that, 63% is spent by those over 50.

HomesRenewed supports affordable, healthy aging by advocating for incentives to update homes. More prepared homes will reduce healthcare costs and improve happiness, health, and well-being.

“It is fundamentally unjust to continue medical miracles that add years to lives without also helping people have decent homes to live those lives joyfully with dignity.”

You see the problem. You can do something about it.

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