The most important ways of maintaining accessibility to a home are:entrances without steps,single floor living,and wide hallways and doorways that can accommodate wheelchairs. Some of the other most common aging-in-place modifications are bathroom grab bars, higher toilets, curbless showers, widen doorways and added lighting. These modifications are wonderful for an aging mother or father. They can prove useful for everyone else to. A zero step entrance is good for a mom with twins in a stroller as well as for the elderly. Most people feel that making these additions might decrease the value of their house when it comes time to sell it. Actually it increases the value of the house. There are Aging Life Care Managers and Occupational Therapists who specialize in helping families adapt there present home, they can do a complete evaluation and make recommendations to make the home of your loved ones safer and enable them to stay in their home as long as that is their wish.