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5 products for a safer bathroom

Manufacturers placing higher priority on aging-in-place features
Published on Jun 2, 2010

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You may not want to face it, but we all know you're not getting any younger. And study after study shows that as you reach the golden years, you'd really like to live in your current home as long as you can.

Bathroom-product manufacturers are waking up to the reality that our aging population -- 14 percent of the U.S. population is expected to be 65 or older by 2015 -- could stand a little help in making their homes more elder-friendly. Especially needy of attention are our bathrooms, which need to be more accommodating for bodies that move with less agility and eyes that are less reliable.

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