Aging in Place Articles

  • Expert Advice on Aging in Place

    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.

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  • Senior-Friendly Home Additions for Aging in Place

    There are a number of additions that can be made to a home to make it more senior-friendly. To remain in your home as you age, consider these tips for creating a safe environment that will help you age in place safely and comfortably.

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  • Signs a Senior Needs Help at Home

    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 hiring in-home care.

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  • Aging at Home with Intentional Communities

    Aging in place is an independent living option for seniors who want to stay in their own home safely and comfortably. "Intentional communities" enable the elderly to stay at home longer with full access to support services.

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  • Should Your Elderly Parent Continue Living at Home?

    Adult children worried about the dangers of a senior living alone is often met with an elderly parent's claim that,"Everything is fine!" However, the difficult task of determining whether an aging loved one can remain at home safely must be addressed.

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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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  • Using a Reverse Mortgage Loan to Age in Place

    A reverse mortgage loan is one option that may deserve consideration as retirement needs grow and savings and Social Security benefits may not be enough to retire on comfortably and with confidence.

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  • The Ins and Outs of a Reverse Mortgage Loan: Is It Right for You?

    A reverse mortgage is a type of home equity loan for seniors age 62 and older that is used to turn a portion of their home equity into cash. Is this financial planning tool right for you?

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  • CCRCs: The Sophisticated Way to Age In Place

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

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  • 4 Caregiving Essentials

    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.

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  • In-Home Services That Can Help Seniors Continue to Live Independently

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

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  • Providing a Safe Home Environment for Alzheimer's Patients

    If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's in your home, there are several critical areas you must evaluate to prevent accidents and ensure optimal safety.

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  • Aging in Place: Making Your Home’s Main Entrance Accessible

    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.

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  • Aging in Place: The Blizzard and Me

    Patient perspective on living with Parkinson's: 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.

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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. But for many, that choice turns seniors into "elderly orphans," alone and isolated. What to do?

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  • Tips to Extend Independence of a Senior at Home

    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.

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  • Roommates Help Older Adults Age in Place

    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.

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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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  • Technology for Elderly Enhances Health, Safety

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

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  • Making Home Safer For Seniors: A Room-by-Room Assessment

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

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