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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 […]

Moore Devastation leads to MORE Questions about Pro-Active Planning and Housing Design

In the wake of the horrific images coming out this evening from the areas around the city of Moore, Oklahoma, we have many questions.  It’s to be expected that we mourn, reflect, and consider what could have been different.  It’s also normal that we think long and hard about how we could do anything to […]

“Forever Home” on a Budget, Starts with Common Sense

So if 89% of those polled by AARP favor “Aging-In-Place” as a first priority and preference, but we are still near the bottom of a long and slow recovery in the real estate market that in some areas depreciated homes upwards of 30% in value 4-5 years ago, what are the best ways we can […]

Reflections on “Aging In America” 2013

Whew, what a week we had in Chicago!  Amazing.  Inspiring.  Exciting…  Connecting.  Presenting.  Experiencing…  Exhausting.  That about sums up the “What’s Next Boomer Summit” and the American Society on Aging 2013 “Aging In America” national conference last week in Chicago 3/12 to 3/16.  A whirlwind of new information, new businesses, new connections, and new opportunities […]

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 […]

Prolong your LIFE – The A.I.P. Balance of “Use It or Lose It”!

I read a bright and concise blog this week by Dr. Patrick Roden, titled The Up-Side Risk of Aging in Place.  As a PhD in Gerentology, a registered nurse, and also CEO of AgingInPlace.com (a domain he was forward-thinking enough to have purchased 14 years ago!), he’s well versed in the topic and a thought leader […]

Senior Housing admits “Aging In Place” is the FIRST CHOICE

It’s sure nice to see the senior housing industry admitting what we REALLY WANT. I just read this article this morning, and I had to share it with our community! 8 trends shaping today’s senior housing is a great article covering what’s happening in our industry related to senior housing.  BUT, let’s take a look at the […]

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