Nearly fifty million Americans have a permanent disability. Some disabilities result from accidents or illness while others are present from birth. Although changes can happen at any time of life, most people experience disabilities as they age. Thirty million Americans are over 65 now and this number will increase as the baby boomer generation ages and people in general live longer.
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In addition to people with wheelchairs and walkers, other disabilities which can affect one's ability to function independently and safely include loss or decrease in hearing, vision, strength and ability to lift and reach. A decrease in dexterity (ability to open doors, turn knobs, etc.) a declining sense of smell (ability to smell smoke) and the onset of dementia/Alzheimer's are other disabilities. Changing lighting, flooring, and door knobs to levers are some remodeling projects that can help give those with disabities more independence and privacy, save time, promote convenience and increase the general safety in a home.