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HomeFit Guide and App Help Older Adults Adapt and Age in Place

With the growing numbers of older adults – and the accompanying rise in the incidence of   low vision and other lifestyle challenges – safety at home is gaining increased attention. AARP now offers a free “HomeFit Guide.” This publication, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, offers practical advice for every room of the house. Utilizing task lighting, contrasting colors along the edges of counters, and using tactile labeling are among the recommendations related to vision challenges. They also now have a HomeFit AR app, available for iPhone and iPad, that can be used to identify household objects like refrigerators, sinks and stairs. The app scans a room and suggests improvements to make the house safer. To learn more and download the Guide: get HomeFit. For the HomeFit AR app: get the app. Read more about HomeFit and about “Aging in Place Comfortably and Stylishly” in The New York Times here.