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Analysis & Exploration: Aging in place

Aging in Place: Why Technology & Gadgets Matter

In my mind, there is a compelling argument that the right gadgets and technology can make aging in place more successful and less expensive. And by more successful, I am thinking in particular of higher quality of life, more autonomy, and less dependence on the kindness of strangers. I don't think this argument gets made much in the media or by the aging services industry though. So here it is.

 

 

Cohousing: The Power of Community

Cohousing: The power of community. Thoughts from a cohousing pioneer.

 

 

Retirement Living Options

When it comes to retirement living options, the question of whether to stay at home or to move often looms large. Here are the things to consider so you make the right decision.

 

 

Fall proofing your house: a checklist

For the older adult worried about falls, one of the most important tasks is to "fall-proof" your house. There are numerous services you can retain to help with this. But how do you know they have done the right things? And, if you are the friend or family of an older adult, how can you do a "check" to make sure the house of the person you care for is relatively well "fall-proofed"? Here is a useful checklist developed by the Executive Director of Marin Villages.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Aging in place

Retirement Community vs "At Home"

Five years ago, when I started research on staying in our large home vs. a retirement community, I lost my appetite quickly about my wife & I staying in our home. I lost interest because:

1. I found local programs to take us to doctors & get nursing help at home as needed, but... ....... Read more

Smart Home Share & Learn: SF Explorers

When asked which smart home devices they have, San Francisco Explorers answer with more than a few of their personal favorites.  .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Aging in place (shared by our Explorers)

Tochie: Personal Voice Aide

 
Tochie: Personal Voice Aide
 

Tochie is an in-home reminder device, made by Tochtech.

 

Silvernest - Roomates for Seniors

 
Silvernest - Roomates for Seniors
 

Silvernest, a roommate-matching service for boomers and empty nesters who have space to share.

 

NORC Blueprint

 

This website explains NORCs, and explains how they work. NORC is an acronym for Naturally Occurring Retirement Community - a building, neighborhood, or section of a city not originally built for seniors, but where people are aging in place or have moved in to join like-minded others.

 

Village Movement: AARP Fact Sheet

 
Village Movement: AARP Fact Sheet
 

This AARP Fact Sheet highlights the origin, growth, benefits, challenges and policy implications of Village organizations which are forming in hundreds of cities in the U.S.

 

Seniors' Guide to Aging at Home Safely and with Dignity

 

This helpful guide covers fall prevention, home safety, fraud prevention, costs to consider, and what family members need to know.

 

Village to Village Network

 
Village to Village Network
 

The Village to Village Network is the national coordinating organization for the formation of local Village membership organizations. And it is the place to start if you want to check whether there is an active Village organization near you, or if you want to be part of starting one in your...

 

Automatic Stove Turn-off Devices

 
Automatic Stove Turn-off Devices
 

A selection of available electric stove turn-off products which can help increase cooking safety for those with dementia and/or who still have good stove skills and judgment but are liable to forget occasionally. These devices come with a timer, a motion sensor, and an automatic stove shut-off...

 

Aging in the Right Place

 
 

Aging in the Right Place highlights the profound influence of where older people live and receive long-term care on their ability to age successfully. It explores the many pathways to thriving in old age, ranging from aging in place (staying put) in their current homes to moving to housing and...

 

Stealth Health

 

Stealth Health is a radar-based home monitoring system so invisible that a person can forget that it is there. Nevertheless, it records and analyzes signals to indicate patterns that are not possible on other types of sensors.

 

 

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