6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose

6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose

After retirement, seniors often struggle to find purpose in their lives. Many are surprised at their lack of direction without a Monday-to-Friday job. This lack of motivation can have a damaging effect on seniors’ well-being. Without this sense of purpose, seniors often slip into a sedentary lifestyle. Others find themselves feeling listless, anxious, or depressed. 6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose At Visiting Angels, we’ve seen how lack of purpose takes a toll on older adults, time and time again. When seniors first get started with a home care assessment, many report feeling a lack of energy, motivation,

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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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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 place

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8 aging-in-place home modifications for seniors

8 DIY projects to make your home safer as you age Around 90 percent of seniors plan on living in their own home for at least five to 10 years after turning 65, according to the AARP. In turn, the number of remodeling companies doing aging in place upgrades has increased. Eighty percent of remodeling companies are making aging in place home improvements, up from 68 percent in 2013, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Aging in place is cheaper and more comfortable than going the assisted living route for many people. A typical assisted living home

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Senior Services that Make Aging in Place Possible

Senior Services that Make Aging in Place Possible

It’s no secret that growing older comes with certain challenges. For many seniors, old age can make taken-for-granted tasks much more difficult than they used to be. This makes it hard or impossible for seniors to age in place without a helping hand (or two, or three). Senior Services that Make Aging in Place Possible In surveys, more than 80% of seniors state they wish to live at home as long as they are able to. Senior services, such as home care, senior transportation, meal services, and others, can make this possible. If you have an elderly loved one who is

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Data Shows Susceptible Seniors Living Alone

Nearly ninety percent of the senior citizens across the U.S. prefer to age in place and grow old at home. Professionals believe that's the place where people can afford to live over other costly places like nursing homes. But even staying home raises concerns, like the ones that block healthy aging. The most significant are lack of transportation, affordable housing, and isolation. When adults have little access to shopping and social activity, isolation becomes a high risk factor that plays havoc on their health. Here's what few seniors from my Facebook group says about aging at home with little support

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Safety Changes To Help Aging Parents Remain Independent

When you to visit an aging loved one or parent, keep an eye out for safety issues. Here are some safety updates you can make to their home. Bathroom Upgrade: My parents recently remodeled their bathroom. They put in a higher toilet, which is easier for them to use and installed a shower stall. They aren’t at a point where they really need these safety upgrades, but they plan to stay in their home as long as possible and opted to make the changes now, versus later. If your aging parent can’t afford a complete renovation, you can still install

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Guide to Medical Alert Systems

Aging in place is a great option for many seniors, but it can also pose challenges for loved ones who are concerned about their well-being and safety. One way to make sure your parent or loved one is safe is by having them use a medical alert device.  Medical alert devices can put your loved one in touch with you or emergency services immediately if they fall or have another type of accident. Consumer Guide to Medical Alert Systems Medical alert devices can be professionally monitored by emergency personnel, or they can send an alert message to a list of personal contacts

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Age at Home and Not a Nursing Home

Most of us want to age-in-place. But can we? Affordable, accessible and well-located housing affects the quality of life for all ages, but it's most significant for older adults. In a report released by The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and AARP, it claims that the three key points are the cornerstone to comfort and security. How to Age at Home and Not a Nursing Home Housing is the single largest item in most budgets and its costs and expenses directly influence financial security. The home's location and accessibility are essential to health and safety, to stores, services,

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