Aging In Place

Aging in Place

“Aging in Place” is living in the home and community of your choice as you get older.

Aging in Place Story

Let’s Begin with a Real-life Story of One Daughter’s Success.
Dad’s House by Sharon R. McMurray
Our first reaction was “He can’t live alone.”

DIY

Happy ending for Sharon, but I don’t have a clue where to start? And I don’t have all her resources…

Case Study

This case study is an example of successful interventions when financial resources are available. Study of Aging in Place by NAIPC of Baltimore: Model Client with Resources

FAST LANE Help

Aging in Place is often a “Crisis Buy” because we usually wait until a crisis happens with our
elderly parents—then we spring into action and have to play catch up! Is this you?

AGING IN PLACE DESIGN

Aging in place Design

The first thing to understand is there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all design for aging in place.
The Nation’s Leading Authority on Aging in Place describes 8 things to consider before remodeling.

Visitability Home

Visitability is an affordable, sustainable and inclusive design approach for integrating basic accessibility features into all newly built homes and housing; there are 3 Basic Requirements.

Bathroom

How to make your bathroom safer: Top 10 Aging in Place Bathroom Fixes

Kitchen

The kitchen is a sacred space.

– Marc Forgione

8 Basic must-have kitchen items for the age-friendly home.

Living Room

The Living Room is the hub of activity in many homes; filled with meaningful objects which support identity and delight the senses. Here are 10 Living Room Essentials to help create a more “livable space.”

Bedroom

Sleep is the best meditation.

-Dalai Lama

8 Basics for the Aging in Place Bedroom.

Top Ten Trends to Follow for Aging in Place

Top Client Requests by Mary Jo Peterson, CKD, CBD, CAPS

 

Universal Design

Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptations or specialized design.  

– Ron Mace

7 Principles of Universal Design

MODLES OF AGING IN PLACE

Models

Aging in Place takes multiple forms; Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities, New Urbanism, The Village Movement, CoHouisng, Shared Housing, there are many choices.

Peter-Pan Housing

Our Environments Presume Youth.

-Laura Carstensen PhD Stanford Center on Longevity

Peter Pan Housing: Homes not built to take into account the needs of older residents.

Aging in Suburbia

The overwhelming majority of older adults prefer aging in place and remaining in their current homes or communities. Most seniors are already aging in place in traditional communities.

Age-Friendly Home

Mission

Promoting greater awareness of aging-in-place issues such as age friendly homes, home safety, home assessments, and the development of creative and innovative solutions to enable seniors and older adults to lead healthy and independent lives in a home of their own.

Age-Friendly Community

“Place” is Not Just 4 Walls. Aging in Place is frequently pigeon holed into meaning growing old behind four walls. The tendency is to treat “place” simply as a container for old people is limiting…

Sustainable Aging in Place

The aging population and the “green movement” are two mega-trends for 21st century driving demand for aging in place and green home design.

AGING IN PLACE WORKS UNTIL IT DOESN’T

Down-Sizing a Senior

Listen:
Sensitivity to Telling Mom She Can’t Stay Home Alone Anymore

Her story reminds us that aging-in-place is preferred—but for some it becomes untenable.

Senior Care

Most elderly males have informal care, most elderly females do not. 

– Cynthia M. Taeuber

3 Resources: Care for your Parents

Care Giving

To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors. 
-Tia Walker

The Profile of an “Informal Caregiver”

Frailty

Can you recognize the 5 Traits of Frailty?

Falls

Some time ago I heard one of the most memorable statements ever made on the topic of falling.

Louis Tenenbaum said: falls steal dreams.

AGING IN PLACE HELP

Roy’s Story

Help

I get by with a little help from my friends…
Aging in Place Resources and useful links can be found here.

Resources

Our hand-picked best of the best web resources for helping your loved ones (and you).

Fit for Aging in Place

Many of the things we blame on aging have nothing to do with getting older.

Pets

Don’t overlook this as part of a successful aging in place strategy.

Transportation

The 3 Qs of Senior Transportation

FINANCING AGING IN PLACE

Financing

You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.
– Tennessee Williams

Economists call the income that we get from owning our homes and other possessions outright, and not having to pay rent on them, “implicit income.”
Financing Aging in Place: 8 Good Reasons

Top 8 Retirement Planning Pitfalls

We have compiled a list of some of the top retirement pitfalls you need to avoid.
– Jeff Dixson President & CEO Northwest Financial & Tax Solutions, Inc

AGING IN PLACE TECHNOLOGY

Aging in Place Technology

What is Aging in Place Technology? Simply,
technology that’s used to assist older
people in maintaining…

When Vacation Home Becomes “Forever Home”

Turning Vacation Homes (2nd homes) into “Forever Homes” is an untapped market opportunity that’s been under the radar…Until now.

AGING IN PLACE INFLUENCERS

Aging in Place Influencers

Aging in Place Influencer, Claude Goodman has a Beautiful Question:
What if to remain Independent, we had to be more Inter-dependent?

AGING IN PLACE EXPANDING BOUNDARIES

Accessible Adventures

John Williams, is a world traveler, a media personality,
and award winning documentary producer.