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Seniors looking to remodel share unique concerns

How costs, contractors, health outlook affect home-improvement plans

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If you decide that you are going to spend your remaining years in your primary residence or your second home -- and an overwhelming number of seniors would prefer to stay put -- what will you do to make those homes more comfortable? That topic will be the prime focus of National Aging in Place Week (Oct. 1-7) as home modification experts, geriatric care managers, financial planners, home care workers and other experts in senior living gather to provide residents the information they need to find products and services to continue to live in the home of their choice. According to AARP, the organization formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, nearly a quarter of Americans aged 45 or older say they or someone they live with will have trouble maneuvering around their home in the coming years. A survey by the group -- the United States' largest organization for those 50 and older -- showed that fewer than 10 percent of the nation's approximately 100 mill...