From The Gerontologist published October 7, 2011, I read a research article title: The Meaning of “Ageing in Place” to Older People. The study was an attempt to illuminate the concept of “ageing in place” in terms of functional, symbolic, and emotional attachments and meanings of homes, neighborhoods, and communities (p.1). The researchers were attempting to get at the heart of how older people understand the meaning of “ageing in place.”
Aging in Place
At the end of each year I think deeply about who influenced me over the past year concerning my purpose of helping others with Aging in Place. This year’s group is different from those of the past because it includes not just individuals, but groups too (including relatives); and there is even a NEGATIVE influencer this year as well. As always I wish to include a disclaimer–the list is not meant to be exhaustive, in fact, it often falls sort. But if you feel you’ve had an impact and I’ve left you out–please make contact and set me straight!
3 Basic Requirements for a Visitability Home:
ZERO Step Entrance into the house; front, back, or side
Doors with at least 32 inch Clear Passage into the House
One Bathroom on the Main floor with Wheelchair Access
Owning an age in place home carries many financial benefits, not the least of which is saving on exorbitant nursing home costs.
Everyone at one point or another dreams about their retirement. During retirement you will be able to devote more of your time to what you really want to do and less to what you have to do.
We are aged more by culture than by chromosomes. -Margaret Morganroth Gullette Aged by Culture What does it mean to be “aged by culture?” Author and culture critic, Margaret Morganroth Gullette claims that age is a socially constructed concept wrapped in a decline ideology. What she means by that is our society and culture views […]
I have taken care of many patients with alcohol-caused diseases that eventually lead to brain damage and early institutionalization (A REAL THREAT TO AGING IN PLACE).
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