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Preventing Medical Emergencies

”We never thought it could happen to us,” this is the commonest response of the people that face an earthquake, fire, or even a medical emergency. They may also wonder if it could be prevented. The answer is”yes.” In fact, much of what will happen in any emergency, including medical emergencies, can be predicted. By […]

5 Nighttime Routines to Improve Sleep in Seniors

5 Nighttime Routines to Improve Sleep in Seniors Building a regular nighttime routine is the best way to train a restless mind to sleep. Following a certain pattern signals the mind that it’s time to sleep and makes falling asleep easier. Insomnia can cause depression, anxiety, stress, and lowered function during the day. With the high […]

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Tips for downsizing seniors Many Americans are making the decision to downsize, whether it be moving to a smaller home or getting rid of excess stuff. While this is an excellent stride toward living more simply, it may pose specific challenges for seniors. Giving up items and moving away from familiar surroundings can be quite […]

14 Senior Tech Ease Ideas from AIP Experts

The most efficient way to lower long-term care costs is to remain at home and to delay nursing home placement. People can stay in their homes using home and community-based services. What cost-effective means will keep them safe and independent? We think it’s technology. But which ones? Here are 14 technologies seniors should use to […]

Japan: Ahead of the U.S. for “Aging in Place”

First of all, let me just say that I’m sincerely sorry to our readers and subscribers for my blogging absence the last few months.  Ever since I went to Japan in October, I’ve been slammed at my Architecture firm (and that’s a good thing after the last 6 years of “recession”).  But enough about that, […]

Is “Visitable” the New “SEX” in Housing?

Well it SELLS, doesn’t it?  We all know the advertising and marketing mantra “sex sells”.  Some statistics say that 20% of ALL advertising is selling S-E-X nowadays, including everything from vegetable oil, hamburgers, and even internet access.  (see the link above, but at your own discretion… there’s some racy stuff in those ads!) So if […]

Experiencing 65, as a 40 year old – The AGING SUIT

Last week I went into Seattle to the Abodian showroom.  I was invited, as an “Aging in Place Specialist” to come in and try on their rented “AGE Exploration Suit” as part of a presentation on learning more about Aging in Place and Universal Design features of their industry’s leading-edge technology, in cabinetry and storage solutions […]

Austin votes for “sticks” vs. “carrots” with Zero-Step Ordinance

In a 6-1 vote this week, the Austin city council passed an ordinance that moves them one step toward the “age friendly” & “inclusive” world of new home construction.  But for all the passion and belief I have in this movement, I’m not sure this was the right decision for the city to make.  They will […]

Bob Vila “Misses the Mark” on RLTV for 50+

Mr. Bob Vila is a clearly established “GURU” on home improvement networks around the world.  He’s been at this home-improvement task for a very long time, and has plenty of credibility for the mastery of his craft – no one would argue that point.  The reason for my writing is more precise than that.  Today […]

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 […]

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