Living Options (p1):

Home Modifications, Shared housing, Village Movement, Co-Housing; Active Adult Community, Continuing Care

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Analysis & Exploration: Living Options

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 Plans for Avoiding 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: Living Options

Remaining Independent - Bayley July 2019

‘Remaining Independent’ Morphs Into ‘End-of-Life’ Plans & Wishes

Preventing falling is quickly acknowledged as important for older adults.  Then our discussion morphs into a focus on end-of-life planning and issues. .........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

Assisted Living

Assisted Living by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence .........Read more

The Providence Village

The Providence Village by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence
Member Pat Mattingly provided an update on the Providence Village, begun about two years ago.  It is one of over 250 villages in the US that are part of a Village-to-Village network. The Village’s purpose is to organize... .........Read more

Aging in the Community

Aging in the Community by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

Diane Strommer referred to a very interesting report, “Finding the Frame: An Empirical... .........Read more

Co-Housing: Providence

Co-Housing by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

Member Gary Leib describes the concept of Co-Housing and the efforts being made by a group in Providence to find a suitable site on which to convert a building or to build a Co-Housing community. They seek a multi-age group of from... .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Living Options (shared by our Explorers)

Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers

 
 

This is a book about planning retirement for those aging alone (solo agers). One of our explorers brought it along to a meeting and recommends it.

 

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.

 

Medicare.gov/Nursing Home Compare

 

Medicare.gov offers consumers a rating service for Nursing Homes that participate in the Medicare program.

 

The Senior Cohousing Handbook

 

Architect Charles Durrett focuses on the creation of intentional senior cohousing communities as the active adults' alternative to aging in an assisted living facility.

 

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.

 

 

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