AGING IN PLACE: Construction and remodeling tips to help your home be as safe as possible as you get older

May is Older Americans Month
Putting in rails, ramps and other safety improvements can help seniors stay in the home they love longer
Published: May. 2, 2023 at 6:25 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Whether it’s adding ramps or railings, there are modifications that can make homes safer for older residents.

Chris Moore is the founder of Solid Rock Enterprises, Inc. and is the first Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) contractor for the Roanoke Valley.

“I believe that everyone should be able to live in and enjoy their homes for as long as possible, which is why I focus on Universal Design and Aging-in-Place remodeling jobs,” says Moore.

Moore adds people should look at the positive aspects of getting older, such as gaining wisdom and perspective, and live in their homes as long as possible.