aging in place

“Smart Aging” Technology Makes Seniors’ Lives Simpler, Safer, More Social

We are in a golden age of sorts when it comes to technology. It seems like nearly every day, a new tech tool or service launches, designed to make our lives easier. And increasingly, these advancements — many of which involve artificial intelligence (AI) and voice activation — are geared toward seniors. Let’s take a [...]

By |2022-11-21T18:13:56-05:00November 8th, 2022|

10 Points to Consider If You Plan to Stay in Your Current Home as You Age

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” —George Augustus Moore, Irish novelist Even after going on a wonderful trip or vacation, I’m always happy to return to my own community, my house, my bed. I imagine many of you feel the same way. Our [...]

By |2022-09-19T14:57:48-04:00August 16th, 2022|

The Challenge of Turning Retirement Communities Into “Home”

“There’s no place like home,” Dorothy says at the end of The Wizard of Oz, after she wakes up safe and sound in her bedroom in Kansas. Many people share Dorothy’s sentiments about their own home. For me, no matter how much I enjoy a trip or vacation, there’s a part of me that is [...]

By |2021-06-28T17:51:31-04:00June 29th, 2021|

How to Constructively Talk with Parents About Senior Housing Options

As summer approaches and more and more Americans are fully vaccinated, we are seeing a sharp increase in the number of people who are travelling to see family, some of whom haven’t seen one another in well over a year. With these reunions, adult children may be confronted with an unwelcome reality: Their elderly parents’ [...]

By |2021-06-07T15:39:46-04:00May 31st, 2021|

How the Pandemic Has Impacted Thoughts About Senior Living

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of life with many people becoming sick, losing loved ones, losing jobs, and/or struggling with childcare. Throughout all of this, I have been mindful of how the pandemic is affecting people mentally, especially seniors who are in the highest-risk category for the virus. And I’ve also wondered [...]

By |2021-04-12T10:43:09-04:00October 5th, 2020|

Is Aging in Place the Better Option After the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Nursing homes have been in the news recently as they grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These communities of vulnerable residents have been especially hard-hit by this deadly and highly contagious virus. I imagine, by extension, it’s left a lot of people wondering if the positive aspects of living in a senior living [...]

By |2021-04-12T11:18:58-04:00May 11th, 2020|

Will Aging in Place Soon Become a Thing of the Past?

I know that it’s only within the last 10 years or so that the term “aging in place” has become part of the vernacular, driven in large part by countless industry articles and surveys showing that upwards of 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home for as long as possible. [...]

By |2019-02-05T07:27:18-05:00February 4th, 2019|
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