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. Thoughts from a cohousing pioneer. .........Read more

 

 

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 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

 

 

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

 

 

This article describes a piece of universal design (a kitchen) from 83 yr old designer Joe Maxwell. When you read about Joe's kitchen design below from the 1950's you can't help wondering why we don't see more Universal Design in mainstream products. .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Living Options

Explorer Ken seeks help in exploring the many alternatives for assisted living. .........Read more
Members ask about housing options, from the more affordable to the high-end multi-level or cohousing communities. .........Read more
Explorer Judy reports on a recent article published by AARP which cites an example of a home designed to promote contact with neighbors and reduce the risk of isolation. .........Read more
A Tech-enhanced Life member writes in from the Internet to ask how to avoid this horrible fate. Some answers start to emerge but it needs more thought. .........Read more
This Explorer frames the issue of finding housing in the area that is within her means. .........Read more
Explorer Mary speaks from recent experience with her father, 91, who is looking into retirement community living, and explains how we need a different type of retirement community.. .........Read more

 

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

 
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.
 
 
Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, NORC
 
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.
 

 

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