According to 2017 U.S. Census population estimates, there are nearly 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older, and by 2060, that number will surpass 98 million. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that older Americans experience 29 million falls a year, resulting in 7 million injuries – and states that falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older Americans.
The CDC also reports that there are 61 million Americans with a disability that impacts major life activities.
With so many people affected by disability in the U.S., many turn to modifying their homes as a way to maintain independence and comfort. Read more