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Is your house elder friendly? An occupational therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist explains how improving the safety, accessibility and functionality of your residence now can safeguard your future at home.

Your front door and the paths around your house are your gateway to the outside world. Learn how to modify these aspects of your residence to prevent falls and prolong your independence so you can lead an active life for many years to come.

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) promise to care for you for the rest of your life, but they do so for a price.

To truly protect a residence, you must go beyond basic security measures, such as locking doors and windows. Use these proven tactics to reduce the risk of a break-in.

The white out of the storm offered a rare moment of quiet clarity. I used this opportunity to reflect on and fully appreciate where I am these days.

Most of us old folks claim we want to age in place—to stay in the familiar homes we love. But for many, that choice turns seniors into "elderly orphans," alone and isolated. What to do?

Families often worry about the safety of an older adult who lives alone, especially if there are no other relatives who live near by. In these instances, an aging loved one's neighbors can be an invaluable source of information and security.

Seniors long to stay home and retain their independence as long as possible. There are many tools available for family caregivers to utilize and share with their aging loved one. Exploring the options and implementing small changes for their benefit will greatly increase the time they can remain home before needing placement in a care facility. Consider their unique circumstances as the need for assistance increases to support their freedom for as long as possible.

Many adults want to age in place, whether or not it's truly safe for them to do so. Discover the senior housing trend that can enable older individuals to maintain their independence and their safety.

Injuries performed while caregiving significantly impact both the caregiver's quality of life and their ability to look after their loved one.

Those who are caring for a loved one, including home health aides, registered nurses and social workers, witness some of the patient's most vulnerable moments. These are a few essential points professionals may see that could easily fly under the radar for family members, friends or even a routine checkup.

In recent weeks, I've been following the spread of the "Village" concept around the country. These villages are non-profit membership organizations designed to help seniors stay in their own homes -- active, safe, and comfortable. What a great idea!

Your house is full of memories and the place where you feel most comfortable. To remain in your home as you age, consider these tips for creating a safe environment that will help you make this wish a reality.

Technology for elderly homeowners monitors their health and safety, allowing them to live independently longer.

As their physical and mental abilities begin to decline, an aging elder is often forced to hire outside help or enter an assisted living facility. With the invention of tele-caregiving they now have another option.

Your aging parents think they can still take care of themselves, but if you’re noticing any of these red flags, it is time to consider in-home care.

Most seniors wish to continue living in their own homes, but this can be unrealistic and unsafe as their abilities wane. See how individual services like meal delivery and more comprehensive in-home care can enable a loved one to age in place safely.

You can take steps to ease your elderly parent's anxiety of the construction process.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) offers guidance on grab bar installation, but ideally, these supports should be placed at a height that feels most comfortable and secure for the person using them.

How caregivers can create a safe environment that lets their elderly seniors remain at home longer.