What do senior citizens want when it comes to aging in place? And what do they need?
Those are questions the National Council on Aging set out to answer when it conducted its United States of Aging Survey in 2015. Continue reading "Seniors Aging in Place: What Do They Want?"
Every year, the National Council on Aging conducts its “United States of Aging” survey, which asks America’s senior citizens about their hopes, dreams and concerns.
And every year, those seniors make one thing very clear: the home where they live is the home in which they plan to spend the rest of their lives.
In other words, they hope to “age in place.” Continue reading "What Is Aging in Place?"
We’ve devoted a lot of time on this blog talking about stair lifts. But this week, we’re devoting this space to a device that’s like a cousin to the stair lift, the vertical platform lift. Continue reading "What is a Vertical Platform Lift?"
If you’re like us, you – or your kids — grew up watching The Jetsons, and its futuristic world with flying cars, robot housekeepers and video phones.
And while we may not be able to fly to the grocery store, many of things that seemed like science fiction back in the 1960s are just a part of everyday life now Continue reading "Smart Homes for Aging in Place"
If you or a loved one is dealing with mobility issues, tools such as wheelchair ramps, stair lifts and chairlifts can offer you new levels of safety and independence. Continue reading "How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp"
If you asked them, most people over 75 would tell you they’d rather spend their final years at home instead of in an assisted living facility or retirement community. Continue reading "Aging in Place Design Ideas Checklist"
“Oh, you don’t have to get me anything.”
How many times have you heard that from a parent or grandparent when the holidays approach? Continue reading "Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors"
Contrary to some beliefs, America’s seniors are a diverse group. But no matter where they live, how they worship or who they vote for, America’s senior citizens tend to have one thing in common: they like the idea of aging in place. The senior safety tips below will help make that possible.
In other words, they want to remain in their home as they get older. Continue reading "Autumn Senior Safety Tips – Part #1"
For many people, a stair lift becomes a permanent – and highly useful – fixture in your home.
But maybe that’s not the case for you. Maybe you have a relative coming to stay, and you know they won’t be able to handle your stairs, but you want to make your entire home accessible.
Perhaps temporary lift chair rental is the answer.
Continue reading "Will Temporary Lift Chair Rental Cause Damage to Walls or Stairs?"
Where would your elderly parents prefer to live? In 2011, the AARP polled its members about the concept of aging in place. Not surprisingly, nearly everyone they surveyed over the age of 75 said they wanted to live their final years at home.
But while there are more seniors today who want nothing more than to age in place, it’s also true that many of those same seniors can’t take care of themselves in their homes without help. Continue reading "Caring for Elderly Parents in Your Home vs. Aging in Place"