With more seniors than ever staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, it can pay to invest in home updates to ensure a loved one’s house is safe from potential safety hazards. While the thought of remodeling might seem daunting and expensive, many fixes are affordable and can be done by just about anyone. Dan Bawden, founder of the national Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) program for the National Association of Home Builders, discusses five fixes that potentially could cost $1,000 or less. (Costs may vary by region.)
Learn more about other ways to safeguard a home by completing the
Making Home Safer for Seniors checklist.