Clear Out Clutter for Peace of Mind

As summer turns to fall, people start thinking about heading back inside, nesting and getting cozy for cooler weather. Yard work and gardening tasks that kept us busy spring and summer will be put aside. It may not seem like ...

 
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When You Need More Help: Alzheimer’s Care Options

When you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home -- either theirs or yours -- a time when you need more help will almost surely come. Though you may not know when, be prepared by knowing your ...

 
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When Power of Attorney Goes Awry

For many seniors, aging in place is ideal – according to an AARP survey, 74 percent of people age 50 and older want to remain in their current residence for as long as possible. There’s just a certain comfort to staying in ...

 
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How to… Age in Place, Simply: An Interview with Author Rachel Adelson

“Aging brings change, but that doesn’t mean it brings disability.”

This tenet runs throughout a new book called Staying Power: Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style. Its author, Rachel Adelson, bases most of her age-in-place advice on ...

 
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Emerging Technologies for Aging

Today's guest post is submitted by MobileHelp. MobileHelp CEO Rob Flippo is the author of the post. MobileHelp is America's leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology based in Boca Raton, Florida and services clients in all 50 states.  ...

 
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Senior Care That Comes to You

What is home care all about? Many of us don’t fully understand this type of care until we need it, whether for a senior relative, spouse, friend -- or for ourselves. While it's not always the best fit for ...

 
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Staying Safe At Home or In Assisted Living

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, many are wrestling with the feeling that it’s just not safe to go anywhere anymore...which makes today’s Twitter forum a timely one. At 1pm ET, a community of elder ...

 
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Is Care Available in Independent Living?

It’s a question that people currently residing in independent living -- or people considering it -- may have, and the simple answer is yes. However, that "yes" doesn’t mean the community itself provides care services. Even if the ...

 
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Trend Watch: End of Life Care Shifts From Hospitals to Home Health

Hospitals are not the only place where the dying go, says a new CDC report. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated an 8 percent decrease in the number of people dying in hospitals between 2000-2010. McKnight’...

 
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What Experts Are Saying About Aging in Place

The MetLife Market Institute and the Stanford Center on Longevity released a new report this month, Livable Community Indicators for Sustainable Aging in Place. It’s a long title but the research boils down to this: the success of aging ...

 
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