Mobility is Most Common Disability Among Older Americans

A study by the U.S. Census Bureau found that nearly 40 percent of people age 65 and older had at least one disability. Of those 15.7 million people, two-thirds of them say they had difficulty in walking or climbing. Difficulty with independent living, such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping, was the second-most cited disability, followed by serious difficulty in hearing, cognitive difficulty, difficulty bathing or dressing, and serious difficulty seeing.

If you or someone you know has a disability that affects their comfort at home, give us a call and talk to, Kristi, our Certified Aging – in – Place Specialist who can help make the necessary adaptations in the home for independent, safe and comfortable living.

Check out the full report here.