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The Value of “Growing Up Fisher”

I’ve been getting home about 9pm on Tuesday nights from work, due to some architectural deadlines the past 8 weeks.  I walk in the door and flip on the TV for some decompression time.  I’ve been pulled in by a cute family show on NBC that is new to their network lineup – “Growing Up […]

Guest Blog: Choosing Between Assisted Living and In-Home Care

When a senior is no longer able to live independently, the individual and his or her family must make some big decisions. And one of the biggest? Choosing the best way to get the individual the assistance and support that he or she requires for day-to-day living. For many families, this boils down to three […]

Guest Blog: Receiving Assistance without Sacrificing Independence

There’s nothing quite like the helpless feeling of watching your own self-sufficiency slip through your fingers. After all, as adults, we value our confidence, vibrancy, and self-reliance. However, it is natural that, with age, you or your loved ones may find that you need a little more assistance with things that are seemingly simple in […]

Multi-Generational Housing is Multi-Beneficial

I love the fact that my own 6 and 8 year old have been able to get to know and spend some quality time with MY grandfather, who turned 93 last month.  I’m so blessed that Carl has been such a vibrant and alive human being for so long.  I love the photos and memories […]

Assisted Living $4,500/month, T.P. NOT INCLUDED!?

I overheard a tough discussion last week.  A friend of mine was talking on the phone to her best girlfriend, and listening as her girlfriend (let’s call her Tara) described the horrific challenges she was dealing with in relation to her mother and the recent onset of dementia symptoms.  The symptoms, issues, and public occurrences […]

TRANSPORTATION and LOCATION, the Keys to SURVIVAL in an Aging America

There’s a great short video series out by AARP discussing “The Future of HOME Sweet HOME”, with one episode addressing the housing portion, and another addressing transportation.  I appreciate both messages in the videos, and I regularly address the home portion of “Aging-In-Place” in our own blogs. Today I want to focus more OUTSIDE the […]

A “Must Have” A.I.P. checklist for your next BIG BOX trip

As I walked into the Home Depot this weekend to pick up a few things for my own home, I found myself browsing the aisles individually, even though I only had 3-4 things on my list (I’m a guy, it’s tough NOT to do that in these types of stores – especially with all the […]

Re-Zoning our Nation for “Aging In Place”

Here come those two words again… PARADIGM SHIFT. If we are going to act in time, we have to act now!  Residential housing is not prepared for the Silver Tsunami.  New Construction by builders aren’t considering ADAPTABLE houses that can be modified for better accessibility design and modifications in the future.  Existing housing stock isn’t […]

“House or Health” – Chicken or Egg?

Which came first, the Chicken or the Egg?  It’s an age-old concept of theoretical discussion of what is the CAUSE, and what is the EFFECT.  At some level maybe it’s intended to be rhetorical.  There is a lot of rhetoric surrounding the Baby Boomers, and this “Silver Tsunami” that is coming ashore in the U.S. […]

What to Consider AHEAD of Hiring a CAPS Architect

Before a CAPS Certified Architect (or a home designer) is brought on board to do an in-home assessment or is tasked with designing a solution for successful “Aging In Place” allowing you, your parent/s, or your caregiving client to stay in their own home, please have the following information answered in your own mind, and […]

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