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New ISU research project will help aging population in rural Iowa

CHARLES CITY, Iowa — Rather than nursing homes being the default living option as people age, an Iowa State University researcher is looking for ways to improve homes so that people can more easily “age in place.”

Daejin Kim, assistant professor of interior design, focuses on the concept of aging in place, which allows aging adults to live safely and comfortably at home. He has started a new project, “Revitalizing Small Communities for Aging Population in Iowa: Making Home Modifications More Accessible,” which will conduct a home modification pilot project for older adults living in Charles City.

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