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US legislation being proposed is the first of its kind to incentivise older Americans to age in place

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US Bill HR-5254 Senior Accessible Housing Act, is the first Federal bill to incentivise older people to prepare their homes for Aging in Place. This gamechanging bill provides a $30,000 US tax credit for home modifications.

If we are going to have disruption we must have provocateursa and this historic bill was proposed by Patrick Murphy (D-Fl-18); Bruce Poliquin (R-Me-2) and John Conyers (D-Mi-13) together they put forward the HR 5254 The Senior Accessible Housing Act on May 16, 2016.

We need people with the courage to challenge us to look really hard at the realities around us. In 2010 Louis Tenenbaum and MetLife’set out to identifying emerging issues and innovativesolutions for these challenges report Aging in Place 2.0 Rethinking Solutions to Home Care Challenges.We might call the this report an attempt to shift the conversation away from present time planning and a means instead towards proactively future planning. 

By investing to update our homes now we enhance our lives and, possibly, avoid the misery, catastrophe and reduce the risk of hospitalisazation or institulionaisation whilst reducing insurance premiums. THis is a conversation each and evry one of us needs to engage in and one our leadership needs to lead on.Homes Renewed is a US website desifgned to support the potential to increase more age-frendlu housing. Homes Renewed talks about civic responsibility, policy, private investment, market-based solutions, jobs and infrastructure revitalization. That is different, it is positive conversation about housing, investment and markets rather than frailty & aging

 


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