As population ages, accessible home design struggles to keep pace
from Orlando Sentinel
Suzanne and Dan Swisher started looking for a new house a few years ago. With their children grown, they were ready to downsize to a place where they could live for the rest of their lives. But Suzanne had to visit most of the homes and models on her own. Dan, whose spinal cord was injured in an accident almost 20 years ago and uses a wheelchair, waited in the car, held back by steps at the door. Even some houses in communities for people over 55 had stairs, Suzanne said.
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