Living Options (p1):

Research, explorations, discussions, and products and resources relating to Living Options: from Tech-enhanced Life.

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

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

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Analysis & Exploration: Living Options

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: Living Options

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: Living Options (shared by our Explorers)

Tochie: Personal Voice Aide

 
Tochie: Personal Voice Aide
 

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

 

Upside HoM

 
Upside HoM
 

Upside HoM is intended to offer older adults apartment living with amenities in multigenerational buildings or campus settings. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Silvernest - Roomates for Seniors

 
Silvernest - Roomates for Seniors
 

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

 

Housing Information for Senior Citizens (HUD)

 

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...

 

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.

 

 

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