Since a majority of older adults prefer to stay at home for as long as possible, it is important to ensure their living arrangements are adequate to meet their needs. Modifications to the home can help the older adult maintain independence, supporting activities of daily living. Home modifications can include preventative measures to reduce the risk of falls, such as ramps, grab bars, step-in bathtubs, raised toilets, and wider doorways.

Home modifications are typically paid for out-of-pocket.