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In longterm care, environmental features promote physical activity-6074

In longterm care, environmental features promote physical activity

In general, people become more physically inactive as they age. However, individuals in longterm care (assisted living or nursing) may spend more time being inactive than those in the larger community.

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Stats: 13 million US households could need home modifications-6062

Stats: 13 million US households could need home modifications

By 2035, 50 million households-one out of every three-will be headed by older adults, which is likely to increase the demand for home modifications to enable aging in place.

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Older homeowners lead growth of remodeling industry-6029

Older homeowners lead growth of remodeling industry

People remodel their homes to add space, improve the facilities, increase energy efficiency or make changes to accommodate aging in place (National Association of Home Builders).

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Assistive devices aid successful aging-5984

Assistive devices aid successful aging

When older adults realize they are declining, what do they do? About one-quarter of people 65 years and older followed in the National Health and Aging Trends Study did something to enable them to maintain their daily activities.

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Older adults fuel growth in renting, rather than owning-5470

Older adults fuel growth in renting, rather than owning

According to construction statistics from the US Census, there were 264,000 units in multifamily housing built in 2014. Of these 23,000 were age-restricted (Survey of Construction).

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Flooring that absorbs impact reduces fall-related injuries-5301

Flooring that absorbs impact reduces fall-related injuries

In a nursing home in Sweden, impact-absorbing flooring was installed in six apartments (except for bathrooms), the dining room and portions of the corridor.

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