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Analysis & Exploration: Aging in place

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.

 

 

My Plan to Avoid the Terror of Short Term Memory Loss

My mother has severe short term memory loss. As her caregiver, I have found that her short term memory impairment has many adverse consequences. My experience with my mother has made me concerned about how I could avoid the horrors that come with short term memory loss when it inevitably hits me in the future.

While I cannot prevent short term memory loss, I do believe that I can mitigate the confusion and anxiety that comes with not being able to mentally track my daily activities. My solution is a simple technological memory prosthesis – a “wearable” calendar. This article describes my idea and how I am implementing it.

 

 

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

Daily Check-Ins: These Explorers Unenthusiastic

There has been discussion by staff on our campus to implement or offer a daily check-in for residents. We discussed a few that anyone can purchase and use, including: Snug Safety App, I am fine, care checkers and check on granny. Following an in-depth conversation, the group decided unanimously... .........Read more

Daily Check-Ins: These Explorers Unenthusiastic

There has been discussion by staff on our campus to implement or offer a daily check-in for residents. We discussed a few that anyone can purchase and use, including: Snug Safety App, I am fine, care checkers and check on granny. Following an in-depth conversation, the group decided unanimously... .........Read more

Daily Check-Ins: These Explorers Unenthusiastic

There has been discussion by staff on our campus to implement or offer a daily check-in for residents. We discussed a few that anyone can purchase and use, including: Snug Safety App, I am fine, care checkers and check on granny. Following an in-depth conversation, the group decided unanimously... .........Read more

Daily Check-Ins: These Explorers Unenthusiastic

There has been discussion by staff on our campus to implement or offer a daily check-in for residents. We discussed a few that anyone can purchase and use, including: Snug Safety App, I am fine, care checkers and check on granny. Following an in-depth conversation, the group decided unanimously... .........Read more

Daily Check-Ins: These Explorers Unenthusiastic

There has been discussion by staff on our campus to implement or offer a daily check-in for residents. We discussed a few that anyone can purchase and use, including: Snug Safety App, I am fine, care checkers and check on granny. Following an in-depth conversation, the group decided unanimously... .........Read more

Daily Check-Ins: These Explorers Unenthusiastic

There has been discussion by staff on our campus to implement or offer a daily check-in for residents. We discussed a few that anyone can purchase and use, including: Snug Safety App, I am fine, care checkers and check on granny. Following an in-depth conversation, the group decided unanimously... .........Read more

 

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

Mom's New Pad

 
 

Mom's New Pad is a California Bay Area senior referral and relocation service designed to address all of the major roadblocks to downsizing and moving.

 

StayorMove.org

 

Stayormove.org is a developing website intending to offer helpful guidance in the form of video clips, articles, and links to resources for those who are planning their living situations for the later years of life.

 

SilverSpaces - home safety assessment tool

 

SilverSpaces is an assessment tool designed for evaluating the safety and security of the home as we age

 

Silvernest - Roomates for Seniors

 
Silvernest
 

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

 

Envoy - Family Concierge Service

 

Envoy’s mobile app lets family members or elders find, communicate with and pay for a prescreened family concierge.

 

At Home with Growing Older (AHWGO)

 

From architectural home modifications to personal improvement, Susanne Stadler leads a multidisciplinary team of professionals deeply contemplating the challenges of growing old, and leading a proactive effort to find solutions.

 

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

 
AARP Village 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.

 

HelpGuide.org

 

HelpGuide.org is an online non-profit guide to mental health and well-being as well as other helpful information including a guide to choosing among senior living options. Since the choices are many, following the assessment checklist can be a real help in narrowing the field of appropriate...

 

 

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