If you are like most of us and not getting any younger, consider adding features to your kitchen that will ease the transition to the Golden Years. Rollout shelves reduce stooping and bending; raising the dishwasher an extra few inches does too. Add a heatproof landing area next to the oven and stove to reduce cross-kitchen carting of heavy pots and hot pans.
Telecommunications relay services are a way to link telephone conversations between individuals who use standard, voice telephones and individuals who use TTYs. Relay services allow hearing and speaking individuals to call TTY numbers and allow individuals with hearing or speech impairments to call voice telephone numbers. Calls can be made from either type of telephone to the other type through the relay service.
In retrofitting a home, it is important to consider the needs of anyone in the household who may use a wheelchair. Disabilities can make it difficult or impossible to carry out routine activities around the home.