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New online service targets aging-in-place residents

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The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) says the more than 90 percent of older adults would prefer to age in place rather than move to senior housing. But the group acknowledges that a gap exists between their desire and the reality of the modifications their home may require.

Now HomeAdvisor, an online marketplace for home repair, maintenance and renovation services, has partnered with NAIPC to launch an online resource center focused on the needs of individuals who want to age in place. The resource center provides articles and advice, project cost information and connects homeowners with prescreened local home professionals.

[Aging-in-place features for the home gain higher profile as baby boomers get older]

The top aging-in-place projects, according to a recent Aging-in-Place Report by HomeAdvisor, include adding grab bars, increasing the widths of doorways, moving a master bedroom to the main floor and adding a stair lift.

For more information, click here. To read the Aging in Place Report, click here.

Michele Lerner is a freelance writer. To pass on a tip or news item, contact us at and put “Town Square” in the subject line.