5 Tips to Maximize Your Elderly Parent’s At-Home-Care

5 Tips to Maximize Your Elderly Parent’s At Home Care

Anytime a child must care for their elderly parents it can be stressful for both parties. Many people are turning to home healthcare to combat this reality. An estimated 12 million people use these services as an alternative to nursing homes. If you are using at home care or are interested in learning more, here are five things you can do to maximize your parent’s experience. 1.) Know Your Limitations If you are going to provide at-home care for a parent, being honest with yourself about what you can and cannot do is important. Providing for another person in your home

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Living Room Fall Prevention Guide

Making your living room safe is critical to both the aging loved one and the caregiver.  Trying to stand from a soft couch often causes shoulder and wrist injuries or a significant fall.  Often seniors will wait for someone in the home to help them stand up, which limits their freedom and can cause anxiety when you need to use the restroom.  For caregivers, repeatedly helping someone to stand from a seated position will cause painful back injuries! For a small investment, you can outfit your home for fall prevention.   These recommended products ensure both the aging senior and caregiver

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What Seniors Miss Most about Home in Facility Care

What Seniors Miss Most about Home in Facility Care

Moving away from home and into a care facility can be a jarring experience for seniors. While moving to an assisted living facility or a nursing home is sometimes the only option, studies* have found that these moves can have a damaging effect on the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of seniors. What Seniors Miss Most about Home in Facility Care It’s little surprise then that nearly 90% of seniors reported to the AARP* that they wished to age-in-place for as long as possible. That’s true even in situations where seniors require professional in-home care to live at home safely 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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How to Help Seniors Organize and Declutter Their Homes

How to Help Seniors Organize and Declutter Their Homes

Organization is a challenge for people of all ages. After decade upon decade of living in their homes, though, seniors often accumulate mass amounts of clutter and sometimes find it nearly impossible to scale back and organize. Three in four seniors want to age in their own homes, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), but this sometimes becomes impossible when excess clutter becomes a safety issue. Falls are a leading cause of injury-related deaths among Americans who are over the age of 65, and a disorganized home that is filled to the brim with excess stuff can

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Is it Possible to Prepare for the Future?

Most seniors have not saved enough money for retirement much less compiled a carefully thought out plan for the future. In total, more than 40% of households headed by people aged 55 through 70 lack sufficient resources to maintain a living standard in retirement, a Wall Street Journal analysis concluded. That is around 15 million American households. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Americans aged 60 through 69 had about $2 trillion in debt in 2017, an 11% increase per capita from 2004, according to New York Federal Reserve data adjusted for inflation. They had $168 billion

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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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