aging in place

Physical therapist tips to help you age well

We can’t stop time. Or can we? The right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems.

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Tips can help make homes safer

From installing a grab bar to using a transfer bench in a bathtub, you can make your home a safer place to be — especially as you get older.

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8 Issues You Must Address if You Plan to Retire in Place

According to an AARP study on aging in place, nearly 90 percent of people over 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, and 80 percent believe that their current residence is where they will always live.

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Can You Afford to Age in Place?

According to an AARP study, 90 percent of people age 65 and over would prefer to stay in their own homes as they get older — and not go to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

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In-Home Care for Elderly Parents

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Let’s consider the pros and cons of hiring a private caregiver vs. home care agency. Read More…

Many sources of quality care for aging family members

American society is changing rapidly as baby boomers retire and medical advances allow people to live longer, healthier lives. By 2040, the population aged 75-84 is expected to rise from 13 million to over 30 million.

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Easy ways to make your bathroom safer

Unfortunately, bathrooms are the site of 200,000 injuries annually nationwide, according to the National Safety Council. These incidents happen to people of all ages — from young children at play, to pregnant women and seniors whose balance may be off kilter.

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Doctor’s order is best gift of all

With a yearlong waiting list to enter a skilled-nursing facility for long-term care, my father was placed on palliative care at home recently. While it may not seem so, it was an early Christmas gift for our family.

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2016 Influencers In Aging

Meet Next Avenue’s 2016 Influencers in Aging. These 50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older. Read More…

We Need A Home Health Aide, How do I Get That?

In a prior column, I wrote about the advantages of aging in place and how that sometimes requires the help of a home health aide to care for the elderly loved one. So how do you hire one?

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