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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Fire Safety Tips for Seniors

Fire Safety Tips for Seniors

Fire Safety Tips for Seniors It may come as a surprise, but it’s during these chilly winter months that the most home fires occur. Why? Heating equipment is most often the cause of wintertime home fires, and even holiday decorations can become fire hazards. Thousands are affected by home fires every year, especially the elderly, which is why it is so important to be aware of fire safety tips for seniors. Fire Safety in Elderly Homes At a Greater Risk Fact: seniors are twice as likely to suffer fire-related injuries or fatalities than younger age groups. This higher probability could be due

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Live in Companions for Seniors

Live in Companions for seniors

Live in Companions for Seniors Live In Caregivers at Home Many aging seniors are not willing to leave home for an assisted living placement. Often, a health crisis must occur before they agree to placement.  We cannot blame them; home is their security and freedom.  Home is a familiar place where they feel comfort and joy.  Naturally, when we give them choices, whether to live in an assisted home community or stay at their home by themselves, they choose the latter. Live-in Companionship However, when children have their own lives to live, leaving aging seniors by themselves creates worry and stress. 

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Make ‘Aging in Place’ a Priority

Make ‘Aging in Place’ a Priority in Georgia According to an AARP study, nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. This is often referred to as “aging in place.” But, it’s increasingly difficult for Americans to grow old in their own homes due to the cost of aging and the lack of financial resources. Make ‘Aging in Place’ a Priority According to the Administration on Aging, in 2013, more than 4 million people over the age of 65 lived below the poverty level. And, another 2.5 million older adults were classified as “near-poor.”

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Can U.S. meet housing demand of aging population?

Can U.S. meet housing demand of aging population?

Growing older comes with a unique set of challenges: increasing health problems, a dwindling bank account, learning to live on a fixed income, loss of independence, decreased social interaction and, for some, an unfamiliar state of vulnerability. One of the most pressing issues facing seniors, however, is that most basic of needs — a safe and affordable place to live. Can U.S. meet housing demand of aging population? According to a report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University, by 2030, the number of U.S. baby boomers aged 65-74 will reach 38.6 million, and the number

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