There are over 31 million US households headed by individuals aged 65 or over, according to Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS), a number that will continue to grow as the American population ages. But with only a small percentage of those households having basic accessibility features, such as grab bars or handrails in bathrooms, extra-wide hallways and doors, or entry-level bedrooms, homeowners will be faced with making accessibility improvements if they wish to remain in their homes. For a closer look at how current demographic trends create business opportunities for remodeling contractors, read the JCHS's recently-released report Housing America's Older Adults 2019.

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