As the old saying goes “Home is where the heart is.” When we consider that people now spend more than 80% of their waking and sleeping hours at home, it is even more true that “Home is where the health is.” While the home symbolizes security and supports good health, for too many, home can be a source of unhealthy conditions, safety risks, and exposure to environmental hazards. We strive to make all homes a source of health and well-being.
By 2050, the U.S. population over 65 will almost double to reach 83.7 million, and the number of people 85 and over living alone will quadruple. The majority of seniors and people with disabilities prefer to remain in their homes and age-in-place. However, according to U.S. Census Bureau, nationally, only about 10% of homes are “aging-ready”, and in the northeastern U.S. in places like Pittsburgh most homes were constructed before the 1930’s.