Elder wisdom to address the question of planning for and knowing when it is time to leave our homes,
I took my elderly relatives on a "long weekend" outing to bring some joy and new experiences to their lives.
The book Independent for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America (University of Texas Press, 2012) is one of the most comprehensive works on the topic of aging-in-place I’ve ever read.
Aging in Place: Senior Housing Globalized
In 1999 I read a book by Peter G. Peterson titled: Gray Dawn, it was an apocalyptic view of the coming “global aging crisis.”
A different language is a different vision of life. – Federico Fellini, film director and...
I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never...
Aging in place:
I don’t want young nurses working the Holidays to have to encounter “Granny Dumping” as I did, and need-less-to-say,
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.
Kiplinger are hard-nosed economist and frame things in terms of return-on-investment (ROM) and remodeling for aging in place appears to pay off.
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