Here are some resources that can help you assess the 'livablility' of your loved ones' home
Aging Life Care Association (www.caremanager.org). Formerly the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers, this group of experts can help families assess a home for livability and determine what kinds of modifications are needed to successfully age in place. The website maintains a list of licensed professionals, searchable by ZIP code or city.
For a comprehensive list of livability criteria, including more specific elements of universal design check out:
AARP Livable Communities (www.aarp.org/livable-communities). Go to the Livable Communities website, click Tools Tool Kits & Resources, then Home Fit Guide, to find a downloadable guide that includes extensive room-by-room checklists and other home-modification topics.
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