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. .........Read more

 

 

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. .........Read more

 

 

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... .........Read more

 

 

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 "... .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Living Options

Assisted Living

Living Alternatives were discussed with one member expressing his initial reluctance to move into a Senior Care facility (Stoneridge Creek) and his current very satisfied results.  He is very happy with his choice and pointed out the importance of the groups and social connections. Income tax... .........Read more

Discussing Home Sharing

Explorer Diana describes a service that is designed to enable long term home sharing, and the group joins in with feedback and other examples.

Discussion of the topic of necessary terms and conditions leads to the serious question of managing liabilities.

Whether a homeowner... .........Read more

Housing Solutions to Social Isolation

The type of housing we occupy can greatly affect not only our physical but also our mental wellbeing.

Discussion about different housing options was spirited and informed. Many participants in this Longevity Circle are members of the Avenidas Village that provides resources for people who... .........Read more

Tech to help stay at home as cognition declines

How can seniors be better served by technology? Technology can help with keeping a calendar and reminders of appointments or medication times.

And what about that senior with memory issues who wanders off from time to time? How can technology help her?

There are human implantable... .........Read more

Should I Age at Home or in an Older Adult Community?

Explorer Linda recounts her learnings from a film "The Wall" that offers ways to avoid the isolation that comes with advancing age. .........Read more

Which Retirement Living Option Works for Me?

Individual experiences and preferences raise the factors important to each one in choosing the right living situation for their future.  .........Read more

 

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

 
senior relocation services
 

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

 
 
Nursing Home Compare
 

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

 
 
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.

 
 
Silver Spaces
 

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

 
 
Silvernest
 

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

 
 
Envoy family concierge, home services
 

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

 
 
Photo Credit: 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.

 
 
Housing, subsidized senior housing, senior housing information
 

The US Department of Housing and Urban Renewal (HUD) sponsors this informative website. It is helpful to those seeking housing, especially affordable or subsidized housing, as well as family and friends who want to help in the search. It helps locate the appropriate type of housing, how to apply...

 
 
WithMe
 

WithMe is a mobile app for smartphones and tablets that provides social connection and support. WithMe is simple, lightweight, and esy to use.

 

 

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