perform 2 out of the 6 activities of daily living — eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking), and continence. But if you make your home more accessible as you age, you may not need much assistance getting around.
Take a few moments to walk through your home. Imagine you are elderly and possibly in a wheelchair. Can you easily go from room to room? Are the doors wide enough for a wheelchair?
You could downsize to a ranch-style home in retirement so you can move around with more ease if needed. Or you could make necessary changes in your home so you can remain as independent for as long as you can in retirement. If you decide on the remodeling route, you might consider contacting a , a certification of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB).