AARP, AOTA, Home Builders Join Forces on Aging-in-Place

Before you proceed with any home renovation plans, make sure to check out the AARP Home Fit Guide first which provides information and tips to keep one’s home in top form for comfort, safety, and livability.  The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has featured this in their website.

Nearly 9 out of 10 Americans age 50 and older say they want to stay in their homes and community for as long as possible, according to The AARP Home Fit Guide, a new 25-page booklet for consumers on home safety and livability.

AARP, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) are continuing a collaboration that provides solutions to address this growing societal need. 

Many of the solutions are described in the Home Fit Guide, which covers everything from home safety tips to hiring a contractor. Occupational therapy is also prominently featured for its role in assessing the fit between the individual and his or her home environment. AOTA staff was invited to review and comment on the draft guide prior to its completion.

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Click here to download The AARP Home Fit Guide.

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