Seniors have to deal with two issues unique to their population when undertaking home improvement or repair. Here’s what they are, and how to deal with them.

THE ISSUES:

(1) Seniors are targeted by scamming “contractors” in larger numbers than any other population.

(2) Today’s seniors are often healthy enough to stay in their homes as they age as long as they make few modifications to allow for greater mobility, ease of day-to-day life and safety. Examples include wider doorways to accommodate wheel chairs and walkers, a caregiver suite, or grab bars near the tub. These projects need to be done correctly to ensure safety and maximum utility (no one wants that grab bar to fall out of the wall when they really need it!) Continue reading →