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UPDATE: THIS FILE LAST EDITED 11-2016

A SIGHT LOSS INFORMATION DETECTIVE
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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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59. AGING-IN-PLACE

LIKE DOMINOS FALLING, THE HISTORY FOR OLDER-DISABLED AMERICANS HAS BEEN FROM THE POOR HOUSE, TO A HOSPITAL,NEXT A NURSING HOME AND FINALLY IN THE 1980'S ASSISTED LIVING.

TODAY, THE LATEST STRATEGY IS A PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED AGING IN PLACE SPECIALIST (CAPS), WHO IS AN ARCHITECT FOR ACCESSIBILITY IN YOUR HOUSE OR APARTMENT.

BEGINNING WITH AN ONSITE DESIGN CONFERENCE THROUGH ACCESS CONSTRUCTION, THE CHANGES CAN RANGE FROM A WHEELCHAIR RAMP TO OPTIMAL LIGHTING.

HOWEVER, BE AWARE THAT WHILE SOME ADJUSTMENTS MAY BE SMALL IN COST (HANDYMAN), OTHERS CAN MEAN SPENDING THOUSANDS OF REMODELING DOLLARS (BUILDING CONTRACTOR).

AS AN EXAMPLE, HERE ARE THE HOME IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED FOR THE SIGHT LOSS INFORMATION DETECTIVE SO FAR...

A. SECURITY

- 24-7-365 PORCH AND PATIO LIGHTS
- OUTSIDE MONITORING STILL CAMERA AND SOUND DETECTION
- 6-FOOT METAL CONTROL GATE
- PATIO GUARD TRELLIS
- FRONT DOOR INTERCOM
- FRONT DOOR CHIME
- NO SOLICITATIONS SIGNS

B. SAFETY

- ADA-APPROVED HANDRAIL FOR STAIRS
- BATHROOM GRAB BARS
- BATHTUB NO-SLIP LINING
- SHORELINE EDGING FOR PATIO AND WALKWAYS
- FRONT PORCH ENLARGEMENT
- FRONT YARD CURBING

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONSIDER...

1. NATIONAL AGING IN PLACE COUNCIL
WEBSITE: WWW DOT AGE IN PLACE DOT ORG

2. LINK: EXPERT GUIDEBOOK
WEBSITE: WWW DOT EXPERTISE DOT COM
NOTE: ARRAY OF REMODEL ACCESSIBILITY

3. SPECIAL BLOGS...
- WWW DOT AGING IN PLACE DOT COM
- WWW DOT AGE IN PLACE TECH DOT COM

4. LINK: IN-HOME SAFETY
WEBSITE: WWW DOT SIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS DOT ORG
NOTE: MEDICAL PT OR OT MENTORS

5. LINK: SAFE & COMFORTABLE
WEBSITE: WWW DOT US INSURANCE AGENTS DOT COM
SCROLL TO: HEADING - HOME REMODELING AND MODIFICATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
NOTE: OWN-RENT ACCESS HELP INCLUDING FAIR HOUSING ACT

6. MOST IMPORTANT IN-HOME SAFETY TIP
- NO SLIP BATHTUB OR ADD TUB LINER CAN BE A LIFESAVER

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2. LINK: EXPERT GUIDEBOOK

4. LINK: IN-HOME SAFETY