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Home Modifications, Shared housing, Village Movement, Co-Housing; Active Adult Community, Continuing Care
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Featured Guides & Reports: Living Options
Medical Alert Systems: Help!
We kept getting asked "which medical alert system is best?"; and "how do I choose the right medical alert system for me?". This independent, objective, hands-on research tries to answer those questions. If you are looking for a medical alert system, either for yourself or for an older adult such as a parent, this piece of research is for you. .........Read more
Caring from Afar: Guide to Home Sensor Systems
Read our report on this new category of products, designed to help seniors stay at home longer, and to help their families worry about them less. There are important lessons to be learned about which ones work, and for which types of circumstance they are optimal. .........Read more
Retirement Living Options
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
Staying Independent as an Older Adult: The Challenges
Staying "Independent" as long as possible is one of the most important priorities for many people as they age. But what do older adults really mean when they talk of being "independent", and what are the obstacles to staying independent? .........Read more
Retirement Living: Comparison Matrix & Talk
Retirement Living expert John Milford has created this talk and comparison matrix of pros and cons of different retirement living alternatives, using San Francisco Bay Area examples to illustrate the comparison process. Details include entry fee sizes, ongoing financial obligations, application requirements, and which entities oversee the different housing types. .........Read more
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?
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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...
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