September 05, 1999

The Housing Modifications for Disabled Elderly Households

Josephine Louie

W99-8: Based on data from the 1995 American Housing Survey (AHS), this study explores the types and prevalence of home modifications for U.S. households with disabled elderly individuals. Among disabled elderly households who express a need for an accessibility feature in their homes, about three out of four have at least one home modification. Typically, however, only half of disabled elderly households have the modification that they explicitly state they need…

Category: Working Papers

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