Age-appropriate living refers to a form of housing in which older people are enabled to live a barrier-free and comfortable life. The residents should be able to live independently and self-determined for as long as possible. This means they should be able to move around their home without professional assistance, which is why tripping hazards and other risks are removed and aids are installed instead.
Above all, this includes ensuring that the apartment is barrier-free. Non-slip floors, as well as grab bars in the bathroom and hallway are further measures that increase safety and comfort when living in old age. Some measures are not an advantage for seniors, but help much earlier. Light switches mounted at a lower height are one such measure. This not only helps residents in wheelchairs, but also young children, who can operate the switch more easily.