Adapting the Home
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Gillen, Martie, Pat J. Dasler, and Jenny Jump. 2012. “Adapting the Home: FCS2215/FY630, Rev. 11/2012”. EDIS 2012 (11). Gainesville, FL.


This revised 4-page fact sheet discusses AARP’s 10 basic ideas to increase home safety, how to individualize for each person or activity, how to apply universal design to make homes safer, and assistive devices. Written by Martie Gillen, Pat J. Dasler, and Jenny Jump, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, November 2012.

FCS2215/FY630: Adapting the Home (
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AARP. 2008. The AARP Home Fit Guide: Information and Tips to Keep Your Home in Top Form for Comfort, Safety and Livability. Accessed November 2012.

Mann, W.C., K.J. Ottenbacher, L. Fraas, M. Tomita, and C.V. Granger. 1999. "Effectiveness of Assistive Technology and Environmental Interventions in Maintaining Independence and Reducing Home Care Costs for the Frail Elderly." Arch. Fam. Med. 8(3):210-7.