Senior Housing Resources

AARP – A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. This website includes a section titled “Internet Resources on Aging” that includes links to several home modification and universal design websites.

AoA Fact Sheets – These updated fact sheets by the AoA (Administration on Aging) are intended to provide professionals in the field of aging, service providers and policymakers as well as older Americans and their family members useful information on topics that promote accessibility.

Assistive Technology
Home Modifications

Adaptive Access Company – This company provides a comprehensive range of accessible solutions to homes and businesses and offers accessible home remodeling and modifications in Houston Texas and the surrounding areas.


Housing Research Foundation – This inclusive site features information for housing professionals and consumers on major housing issues, the Hope VI program, and the continuum of supportive housing options.

National Association of Home Builders – Provides information on choosing a remodeler. The Research Center keeps U.S. home builders in tune with new technology and changing needs.

A Profile of Older Americans: 2002 (.pdf) – This brochure from the Administration on Aging provides updated statistics on older Americans in 13 key subject areas such as, income, marital status, and living arrangements.

PCS Online, Universal Design Homes – Here you will find highly attractive and functional Home Plans and Design Resources that can help one age gracefully in place near family and friends while delivering beautiful comforts and conveniences for all.

Smart Thinking – This British website introduces the various features of smart housing, which uses either pre-programmed or operative systems to integrate many automated home systems to help elderly people remain independent in their homes longer. The site also offers technology guides, articles relating to the safety features of smart homes, and many links to related field on accessible and safe homes.

Trace Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison – This web site provides links to other sites on Universal Design in telecommunications, computers, and consumer products, web page design, and housing, built environment, and outdoor environments.

Technical Assistance Project – This project from Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) offers useful universal design strategies and resources.

Universal Design and Home Accessibility – Includes universal design information, home assessment assistance, remodeling tips, and resources.

Universal Home -This web site features various links to different areas of the home like windows and doors, kitchen and bath, storage, electrical, lighting, steps and walkways with questions that examine the safety and accessibility of the home and universal design products, there are also resources for home modifications.

Universal Kitchen and Bath Association -This web site offers consumers and professionals tips and guidelines on kitchen and bath designs and remodeling projects.

USC Davis School of Gerontology – NRCSHHM