For most of us, a job interview means answering questions instead of asking them. It’s just the way the world works. There are more workers than bosses.
But now you’re in a situation where you’re the one doing the hiring. The position: a caregiver to look after an elderly family member. Continue reading "Interview Questions to Ask a Caregiver for the Elderly"
In our last blog post, we discussed some ways you could determine whether it was time to hire a caregiver for an elderly parent who has decided to age in place.
This week, we’re going to take the next step: how to hire a caregiver for the elderly. Continue reading "How to Hire a Caregiver for Your Elderly Parent"
Nursing home. Assisted living. Retirement community. Personal care home.
For a lot of people, these sort of terms mean the same thing. They all describe a place where senior citizens go when they can no longer live on their own.
And in Pennsylvania, there was a long time where assisted living and personal care homes were virtually interchangeable. Continue reading "What is a Personal Care Home in Pennsylvania?"
We’ve written numerous times about the concept of aging in place, often noting that most senior citizens want the option of aging in place.
But for many seniors, remaining at home may not be practical. They might need the care and services that only a nursing home or assisted living community can provide. Continue reading "Choosing the Right Senior Living Community"
We’ve been writing a lot lately about seniors aging in place, and one of the points that we keep coming back to is this: Three quarters of all senior citizens expect to live out their remaining years in their homes. Continue reading "How to Get Your Parents to Move in With You"
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"