Home modifications save lives, money

AARP study looks at benefits of aging in place

One of my friends just added a gorgeous, walk-in shower to a first-floor bathroom that sits nicely behind a kitchen pantry and easily is accessible to the kitchen, den and home office. The huge rectangular glass-door enclosure features a sliding shower head that can rise more than 8 feet above the stone floor.

"Are you expecting grandkids that will be 6-foot-7," I laughed.