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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.

The CDC estimates that over 795,000 people experience a stroke each year. Use these expert pointers to help you adequately care for your loved one following a stroke and even reduce your own risk of having a "brain attack."

An in-law suite can provide safety and support for older family members while preserving everyone's privacy. A multigenerational household may seem convenient, but there are many factors to consider before moving to a larger home or building an addition.

The ChopChop kitchen is one industrial designer's answer to helping seniors age (and cook) in the comfort of their own homes.

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.

A caregiver shares the adjustments and renovations she made to prepare her home for her elderly father-in-law to move in.

The number of multi-generational households is likely to double over the next few years, according to a recent report. Adult children often struggle when deciding whether their elderly parent(s) should move in with them.

Here are a few tips for getting stubborn stains out of everyday fabrics while caring for your elderly loved one. Learn how to use common household products to remove blood, urine, and fecal stains from household fabrics.

It is important to make a home safe if you have an elder with with Alzheimer's disease is living in their own home, or in yours. People in the early stages of Alzheimer's are often capable of living on their own if they make certain safety alterations to it.

You've found a surgeon you trust, scheduled the procedure, and figured out which senior rehabilitation center your loved one will be staying in, but are you prepared for what comes after the surgery?

Learn how PT, speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy can help people living with dementia maintain their functional abilities, independence and quality of life.

Alzheimer's disease can erase memories of once-familiar surroundings, and as a result, Alzheimer's patients often wander away from home. It is not possible to completely prevent wandering but caregivers can minimize the risk.

Now is a good time to find builders to help make your senior parents house safe and easily accessible with modifications. The key is to know what questions to ask building contractors to make sure you get the best quality at the best price.

Five tips for grab bar placement to improve the safety of your elderly parent's home.

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

Seniors will tell you that one of the most alienating aspects of moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility is the loss of a personal “sense of place."

Falls are dangerous, but they are not an inevitable part of growing older. Understand these seven reasons why seniors are more susceptible to falling.

Have a live-in elderly mother or father? Here are some tips for adapting your home to accommodate a live-in elderly parent.

Bath chairs and grab bars can help your elderly loved one bath independently.