The aging population in general, and aging boomer women specifically (niche), will provide unlimited opportunity for savvy-trend-aware entrepreneurs; particularly women who know what other women want and need. Goods and services will need to be taken to aging boomer women in suburbia—and who better do provide it than someone who has walked a mile in your shoes…
The Benefits of Senior-to-Senior Peers
1.Credibility: A 75 year old is more likely to listen to another 75 year old about advice (aging as shared experience)
2.If I Can do it so Can You: Self-efficacy is key in gerontology, just knowing someone not unlike yourself was successful can increase your confidence to take on the task of aging in place
3.On Going Support: Seniors have time to help other seniors = Purpose
4.A Source of Environmental Press: Peer-to-Peer mentoring will keep aging brains engaged
5.Cohort Effect: Seniors have served in wars, raised children, retired, lost friends, nurtured grandchildren, fought through health issues, etc…They share the same life experiences as a group = Trust
6.Senior Peers insights: Seniors know what it’s like to be old and the challenges of living at home, obstacles easily identified on home assessments
7.Sensitivity to Aesthetics: Seniors know what’s important in making a house a home for the older adults
8.Access: Seniors have access to other seniors in church, senior centers, the gym, community centers
9.Tie to Existing Programs serving Seniors: For example, Meals-on-Wheels would be a perfect Trojan Horse to an aging-in-place home assessment
10.Recruitment: Seniors could recruit other seniors to be Peer-to-Peer Aging in Place consultants
The line “Aging in Place” is quickly becoming a house-hold term as boomers experience what it entails to keep elderly parents buoyant.
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The underlying assumption with "aging in place" is that older people are capable of remaining home by choice.
Aging in Place
Nobody longs for the day when they can leave their dream house and move into a nursing home.
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?
Guest post by Bill Krumm
Reverse Mortgage for Aging in Place
You would like to continue living in your home, but the money is tight and your home needs some modifications to make that work.
Aging in Place
Leaving a Clutter-Free Legacy is one of the most loving gifts seniors can give their adult children…