According to AARP most boomers and seniors want to live their retirement years in their own home. You can find out how this can be accomplished with help by working with a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) making home modifications and using smart home technology to make the home accessible and safe makes it possible. For seniors or even younger adults and children it can take one event, such as a fall, accident, stroke, illness or disease, to abruptly force a move into assisted or long-term care housing because the home no longer accommodates the resident’s needs or activities of daily living (ADL). When this happens, the dream to remain at home and stay in their community is shattered. Sadly, most people are financially unprepared for the high cost of assisted or long-term care housing. All too often, homeowners fail to realize, or they ignore, that their home is not aging in place ready—until it’s too late and there’s little or no time to remodel. Some people are in denial that they are aging and think they don’t need it. Persons who are between ages 50 and 60 soon realize this is the ideal time to preventively make one’s home safe and secure for successful and independent aging, although it is worth noting that many of the elements of an aging in place-ready home can well serve people with disabilities at all ages. For those utilizing help from care givers, a home with aging in place modifications will make their job easier and safer and allow for better service.