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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, […]

WHY Didn’t we do this SOONER? (Aging in Place)

I took my children on the three hour drive from Seattle to visit my parents and our extended family for Thanksgiving in the Portland/Vancouver area last week.  We had a wonderful dinner and event with 25 people in the extended Murphy family, and the kids – as always – had a great time with their […]

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 […]

Insurance Forces a Deserving Client to Accept a Lesser Life

I was contacted by a Nurse Care Manager from Portland, Oregon a few months ago to meet her on site at a client’s home in my county to discuss home modifications to help improve his life at home after a severe work injury that left him missing a portion of one arm and one leg […]

EXTEND YOUR LIFE AT HOME – SAFER, HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, WEALTHIER, and LONGER

I’ve touched on this in many different ways over the last 18 months since we started EtMM as a website in early 2012.  But I felt this was a good time to summarize and get to some of the main clear points of why this is our mission statement (click for a short video on why […]

Mom’s Out of Money, Now She’s MOVING IN

This was a real phone call I received last week from a gentleman in our Rotary club.  It’s all too common nowadays with the “Silver Tsunami” and their own “Sandwich Generation” issues they are dealing with in their own lives.  We sincerely appreciated that he thought of EtMM and ADM Architecture to help him with […]

A.I.P. ain’t just D.I.Y. – It’s NOT That SIMPLE

First of all, I’d simply like to say that I’m flattered and honored that someone from the complete other side of the country has contacted us here at EtMM in the Seattle area with a question about Aging-in-Place.  I’m pleased to see that our message is spreading, and that we are “find-able” when folks are […]

Big Box Aging-In-Place – Amplifying the Message!

I had a colleague share a URL with me by email this week, which took me to a web page for Lowe’s touting products for better accessibility and Universal Design.  My initial reaction was a mixed bag of feelings, but upon further reflection I find myself more excited about this when I compare the pros […]

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 […]

Don’t SLIP… One FALL could land you in BANKRUPTCY!

“Prevention is one of the few known ways to reduce demand for health and aged care services.” — Julie Bishop I had a discussion recently with a family friend over lunch, who was struggling with a grim reality.  They were discussing the possibility that they needed to consult with a Bankruptcy attorney or quit paying their […]

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