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Aging-in-Place Continues to Grow in Popularity

More seniors are choosing to age-in-place, remaining at home (wherever home is, even independent and assisted living apartments) as long as they are physically able to do so. In their minds, aging-in-place allows for more freedom, safety and comfort while promoting healing, allowing continuing control over their own lives, and creating healthier and happier lifestyles. The senior who can remain in his or her existing […]

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TOP 7 HOME SAFETY TIPS FOR THE KITCHEN

Kitchen safety is among the more important types of home safety to practice for the elderly. The kitchen can be a very dangerous place for anyone, but for those 65 and older, it is even more so. Age-related changes affect the senses and reduce mobility. Cognitive changes, from memory loss to dementia, can add to the danger. With the kitchen as the fulcrum of electrical and/or […]

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Celebrate Your Independence Now So You Can Celebrate it in the Future

On the 4th, we Americans celebrate our independence in big ways and small ways-with family barbecues, picnics, fireworks, music or quietly savoring the joys of the freedoms in our lives. Especially for our seniors, The concept of living independently to which we cling with such ferocity is, in reality, not the truth. And given how busy the younger generations including boomers are, we need to […]

To Stay in their Communities, Seniors First Need A Place To Live

Sometimes, you just have to say what is crashingly obvious. And when it comes to older adults aging at home, here it is: If seniors are going to avoid a nursing home, they need a safe, affordable alternative. Without one, they may die prematurely. And even if they live, they will almost surely need institutional care, which may be a bad alternative for them and, […]

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“Blaze a Trail” for Millenials and their Predecessors

For the last 53 years, May has been recognized as Older Americans Month. With 10,000 people turning over 65 every day, we all have someone in our lives that we should celebrate during this time. That doesn’t mean the rest of the year you’re off-the-hook, but it’s a good way to remember to check in on some very important every-day things to keep your older […]

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Aging in America 2016 Conference Blog #2

The Boomer Business Summit was a day long conference held within the AiA16 event in Washington DC in March. From a prominent panel, we learned several fascinating and thought-provoking points about who we are and what is important to us in the different age cohorts. Here are a few of the points which, as we look at the need for home safety advisors throughout the […]

Look With My Eyes – 4 Ways to Help an Elderly Family Member

As we have a chance to visit family and friends throughout the holiday season, I would ask each of you to look with my eyes; look for the opportunities to create a safer home environment. Look for tripping hazards Light bulbs that need replacing, a dark walkway that could use some solar lights A smoke alarm battery that needs changing. Help organize and clean. Help […]

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Nurse creates Smart Care apartment to help seniors

“Aging in place” has been on Carolyn Cason’s mind for at least 15 years. Before retiring this year, Cason, MSN, PhD, RN, was a professor and associate dean for research in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at University of Texas Arlington. Now she and associate professor Kathryn Daniel, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, AGSF, are seeing that concept become reality as the Smart Care […]

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Older adults live independently longer when monitored by care team and technology

Finding ways to help older adults “age in place” has been a focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade. Now, a new study shows their work at TigerPlace, an independent living community that uses sensor technology and onsite care coordination to maintain residents’ health, is successful. Researchers found TigerPlace residents stayed longer than seniors who live in other senior […]