This is an excellent article about how one older lady had her home re-designed to better suit her aging-in-place strategies. She could have moved to a condo where everything was on one floor but she hated the thought of leaving her community. Instead of moving, she hired a designed to re-configure and update her home.
If you are interested to see how one lady made her old house work for her, please read this article. It just might get you thinking about how you can change your home to meet your needs today and for the future.