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Maintaining Senior's Independence Through Home Adaptations

This guide is available in both English and French.

This self-assessment guide was developed by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Designed for older adults, this large-print Guide identifies the types of difficulties older adults can experience in the home and describes adaptations to overcome these difficulties. This Guide helps older adults assess their own unique circumstances including using stairs, moving around the house, doing laundry and answering the door. The Self-Assessment Guide would be of interest not only to older adults but their families and caregivers. (© 1993 CMHC, Revised 2016)  (This document has indeed been revised in 2016 and the date should be changed. Also, despite the fact that they use the word seniors in their document, we don’t have to do that for the description so I changed it to older adults).

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