#ElderCareChat 7/16/14 Recap: Aging in Place and Universal Design

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 40 new and returning participants discussed aging in place and universal design. In regards to where and how we want to age -- and provide care for those who are aging -- participants discussed existing and ...

 
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5 Tech Tools and Gadgets for Aging in Place

We’re hearing the term “aging in place” more and more. Aging in place is the concept of staying in your living space for as long as possible while maintaining your independence, being comfortable, and safe. While typically this refers ...

 
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Aging in Place Trend Watch: Homes Designed for a Long Life

A recent AARP survey, Voices of 50+ America: Dreams & Challenges, indicated that more than half of boomers view aging in place (AIP) as a major concern when it comes to the future of long term care. In addition, 49 percent of ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 4/18/12 Recap: The Future of Geriatric Care

Bariatric toilets, more male caregivers, turning the tide on diabetes, and better nurse to patient ratios: we covered all of this and more in our latest #ElderCareChat on the future of geriatric care. Inspired by a recent New York Times ...

 
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Senior Living Trend Watch: Remodeling for Aging in Place

New construction may still be in the slumps, but the market for remodeling is hot. In a recent SeniorHousingNews.com article, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports “the remodeling business is in full swing.” Specifically, 68 percent of remodelers ...

 
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Q & A: Is Home Care Right for You?

Assisted living, independent living, continuing care: these community settings may offer an array of attractive services, programming, features, and amenities. Yet for many, there is no place like home. Care in the home – whether you need assistance with basic personal ...

 
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NPR Highlights Concerns with “Peter Pan” Senior Housing Design

Today’s senior living marketplace is comprised of too many “Peter Pan” homes, according to Jon Pynoos, professor of gerontology policy and planning at the University of Southern California. And what does he mean by Peter Pan housing? Senior homes ...

 
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Senior Care Technology: Gadgets Aid in Independent Living

Illustrating the timeless laws of supply and demand, the market for aging in place products and technology now represents over $2.5 trillion dollars in spending power, say the experts at AgeTek (Aging Technology Alliance).
A new article posted on the Right ...

 
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HUD Grants Support Independent Living, Vital Senior Housing Services

Last Wednesday, a press release from HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) announced that $100 million in grant funding would be distributed to various local entities. HUD officials hope the grants will support employee retention and recruitment ...

 
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Mayo Clinic Opens “Living Lab” at Minnesota Senior Community

Yesterday, Medical News Today reported on a synergistic partnership between national retailer Best Buy®, the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI) and Charter House, a continuing care retirement community in Rochester, Minnesota. As per the release, a “living lab” (formally ...

 
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