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I came across a book by Susan David, PhD, that has been of solace during this of change and loss. Emotional Agility is rich in concepts and a somewhat contrarian view of difficult emotions:
Aging in place Influencers for 2016
The aging in place movement embraces a concept known as “visitability” which is defined by 3 basic features:
1. One zero-step entrance, at the front, side, or back of the home
2. All main floor doors (bathrooms too) have at least 32 inches of clear passage space
3. A half bath, preferably a full bath, on the main floor
These elements will make your house a “visitability” home, allowing wheelchair or other mobility challenges to be accommodated.
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For our discussion here, I define "aging in place" as a dynamic self-determined process of living in a home environment safely, and INTER-dependently as you get older.
The 10 Steps for preparing the Aging in Place Home for Surgical Recovery
Prepare Your Home in Advance
Since patients are likely to spend most of the post-surgery time at home, it is important to prepare the living area so it will better accommodate the process. Preparing the home in advance will make things easier and more comfortable. In the weeks before surgery, patients will want to evaluate their living environment and make the necessary modifications and adjustments for a successful recovery.
Q) What Elements do I need to achieve aging in place?
1. Your health and physical needs: Do physical or mental limits affect your ability to live at home? Are you able to get your health needs met at home?
Aging in Place Takes Confidence
Of course I've taught about Jim Fries and his compression of morbidity concept, and I've included it in my textbook, for many years. A few years ago, I finally had a chance to meet him personally and I asked him what really works for health promotion. After some moments of thought he replied, "The truth is, Rick, almost nothing works. But if I had to point to one thing that might work, it's self-efficacy, locus of control. If you can get people to have that perspective, something is possible."