Home Is Where the HeART Coalition Is – August CARE Connections

Just 3.5 percent of U.S. homes have basic accessibility features like handrails, grab bars, or extra-wide doorways.

Read how the School of Nursing is working with community coalitions to support aging-in-place in the August issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the SoN’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:

“It’s all looking at the safety of the individual, whether they have a hard time getting into or out of the shower, or up and down the steps, or around the kitchen area,” says Kevin Bouche, a contractor in Langlade County.

This month’s CARE Connections also includes a rural aging-in-place toolkit; a profile of CARE Affiliate Michal Engelman, PhD, MHS; and news and events related to older adult health and well-being.

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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 08/23/2021.