Seniors Living Alone

  • Home Modification for Senior-Friendly Living

    As adults age their homes also grow older, but most are not updated to accommodate a senior's changing needs. Home remodel or modification can provide safer senior living enabling the aging occupants to continue to live in the comfort of home.

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  • Equipment and Products for Aging in Place

    Aging in place is a growing trend in which seniors plan to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. Specialized elder care products can help seniors extend their independence and improve their safety and comfort as their needs increase.

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  • Is Aging in Place Always the Best Option for Seniors?

    Most of us old folks claim we want to age in place—to stay in the familiar homes we love throughout the rest of our lives. But many seniors don’t think this decision through and wind up unsafe, unsupported, lonely and even housebound.

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  • Helping a Senior Adjust After Moving to Independent Living

    It can be hard for a senior to transition from their long-time home into an independent living community. Fortunately, family caregivers, friends, staff and fellow residents can help make this adjustment a smooth one.

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  • How My 'Village' is Helping Me Age in Place

    Villages make it easier to age in place. THey are non-profit membership organizations designed to help seniors stay in their own homes -- active, safe, and comfortable. What a great idea!

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  • 5 Senior Living Options That Will Change Your View of Independent Living

    Independent living communities come in a variety of sizes, shapes and price points. See how these five innovative and slightly unusual options cater to the specific needs and interests of aging adults.

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  • 5 Technologies to Help Seniors Live Independently

    Rapidly advancing technology is making it easier than ever for seniors to age in place. Discover five important technological tools that may allow you loved one to live at home longer.

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  • How Hiring a Handyman Can Help Your Elderly Parents

    When aging parents want to continue living at home, but can no longer do minor home repairs, a handyman for seniors could be the answer.

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  • Carefully Consider the Implications of Moving an Elderly Loved One Closer to You

    The emotions involved in relocating a senior often overshadow the medical, financial and legal implications. Make sure you and your loved one are fully prepared for everything that a move entails.

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  • What a Holiday Visit Can Reveal About a Senior’s Health

    In-person visits reveal far more about an aging loved one’s physical and mental health than regular phone calls or emails. Make sure you know what red flags to keep an eye out for during this year’s holiday dinners and get togethers.

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  • Kitchen Fires: Make Cooking Safer for Seniors

    Kitchen fires are one of the leading causes of fire in the home among seniors. Here are some home safety tips for making cooking safer for seniors.

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  • How to Determine if an Aging Parent Needs Help at Home

    When will you know when your aging parents need help? Family members should look for common indicators and warning signs to determine if their elderly parent needs help at home.

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