5 Tips for Aging in Place

5 Tips for Aging in Place

When Joanne Harrison’s spouse passed away, the 78-year-old had no interest in moving. She’s healthy, has many friends, and her two sons live nearby. Plus, she’s a confident driver and gets herself to doctor’s appointments and the grocery store. 5 Tips for Aging in Place Those are all important prerequisites for people who want to stay in their homes as they grow older, or “age in place.” According to an AARP survey, nearly 90% of those over age 65 want to stay in their homes for as long as possible. But Sullivan and others, who want to stay put as

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Aging in Place Solutions for Suburban Older Adults

Aging in Place Solutions for Suburban Older Adults

Baby boomers begin to retire in large numbers. Their kids are adults and have lives of their own. The boomer contends with stairs, home maintenance, mowing lawns, and worrying about movability as driving becomes a nuisance. The graying of America will force the service industries to ramp up for needed solutions. Aging in Place Solutions for Suburban Older Adults Over 49 million older Americans face the dilemma. Some will seek rentals in the urban district, while many will stay in the home they love planted in the suburbs. For those opting to age in place, the service industry must adapt and

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Is Aging In Place A Pipe Dream?

Former secretary of HUD Henry Cisneros’ mom lived in the house she and her husband bought in 1945 until last month, two weeks after her 90th birthday, when she was hospitalized, and the doctor said it wouldn’t be responsible to let her go home because her disorientation and forgetfulness would likely result in another incident. Cisneros reluctantly helped her moved to a memory care facility, and the visits are wrenching. “The truth is she doesn’t want to be there; she wants to go home. She ends up crying, and I want to go out to the car and cry,” Cisneros said

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What is Aging in Place?

What is Aging in Place?

Have you seen this term in the news lately?  What is "Aging in Place?"  As our baby boomer population ages, this new term has become popular as boomers are choosing to stay in their private homes rather than moving to assisted living.  Perhaps it should be called "living in place." Regardless, Aging in Place is birthing new businesses as our population ages.   Defining Aging in Place What is Aging in Place? The Center for Disease Control defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” The concept of aging in

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Senior Age Friendly Home Updates

Senior Age Friendly Home Updates

Do-It-Yourself Updates for Senior Homes The body goes through a lot of changes as we age and, unfortunately, those changes can be frustrating and troublesome. They can also be quite expensive, so modifying the home can be an intimidating process that we’d rather avoid altogether. But while there are some investments that will be necessary because of safety and convenience, there are actually many ways we can make our homes safer and more accessible without having to sing over your savings to a contractor. Here are some easy age friendly home updates you can do yourself over a weekend: Senior

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When Is At-Home Senior Care Necessary?

Is Your Aging Loved One At Risk for Malnutrition?

It’s no surprise that many people want to do all that they can for an aging parent or relative. But life sometimes gets in the way. From work, to family, to the difficulties that aging brings about, its rare that you can do it all on your own. When that happens, you may need at-home assistance from a senior care professional. When Is At-Home Senior Care Necessary? At Visiting Angels, our caregivers provide high-quality at-home senior care to families in need, so we know what kinds of situations make senior care necessary. We’ve helped countless families navigate the decision around senior

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Growing Senior Population Offers Builders and Remodelers New Opportunity

Growing Senior Population Offers Builders and Remodelers New Opportunity

Growing Senior Population Offers Builders and Remodelers New Opportunity The U.S. is getting older, and according to the U.S. Department of Health Administration on Aging, the number of Americans ages 65 and older will more than double to 88.5 million by 2050. Of course, along with an aging population come the questions of how to care for them and where they're going to live. Growing Senior Population Offers Builders and Remodelers New Opportunity Although the group often has several options for where to live when they start experiencing mobility issues — including active adult communities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities — a significant portion of seniors want to

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Aging in Place

Aging in Place

Aging in Place Most people prefer to stay in their home or apartment for as long as possible. The best way to make this a reality is to plan ahead of time to make the amenities in your home as safe and accessible as possible. It can be hard to imagine that tasks around the house that were once done with ease can one day pose a challenge. Anticipating the challenge and planning accordingly may allow you to remain in your home for an extended period of time. Often, with some minor modifications, your home can be adapted to help

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How the ‘Uber Economy’ May Threaten Assisted Living

How the ‘Uber Economy’ May Threaten Assisted Living The so-called ‘Uber economy’ has created controversy about what the future of various industries will look like—the senior living sector included. How the ‘Uber Economy’ May Threaten Assisted Living Companies such as Uber, Instacart and TaskRabbit now offer alternatives to past ways of offering senior-oriented services, consequently transforming how the older demographic accomplishes everyday tasks, The Washington Post reported. “I’m all for all these newfangled things that make life easier,” 88-year-old Sally Lindover told the Post. Lindover uses Instacart, which grocery shops for its users, and rents out her apartment’s second bedroom using Airbnb. “I like

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