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Modifications for Independent Living: Going Beyond Grab Bars and Ramps

May 3, 2017 (Percentage of “location within home” for Aging-in-Place Modifications) A key factor driving the current surge in home improvement relates to the changing needs of the baby boom generation.  Age and mobility-related modifications are already a $13 billion sector of the economy, and growing rapidly.  More importantly, this surge will incorporate a broader…

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How to Create a Peaceful At-Home Hospice for Your Loved One

Given the option of spending the end of your life in a hospital versus in your own home, what would you choose? For most of us, the answer is simple, especially for those with a spouse or family. We would much prefer to live out our days and die peacefully in the comfort and privacy…

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The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them

As we age, we strive to keep the independence we gained throughout our lives. This is no easy task. Bodies become worn and weakening from years of use. Our brains are full of a lifetime of experiences and information, causing our cognitive functions to slow. Illness and injury, be it temporary or terminal, seem to…

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Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know

It’s every adult child’s nightmare: getting a phone call in the middle of the night from an aging parent, or worse, the hospital. Maybe there’s been a fall or a medical emergency. Perhaps the early stages of dementia have advanced more quickly than anticipated, and there’s been an incident. Either way, one thing is clear…

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Aging (“Thriving”) in Place: A $13 Billion Opportunity

The Opportunity I have commented on the “billion-dollar” opportunity for home improvement aimed at what we call “Thriving in Place.” Now I have a number to attach to it. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University has studied the industry thoroughly and found that the market for this kind of renovation is $13…

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2016 Aging-in-Place Report

Prepared by Marianne Cusato, HomeAdvisor’s Housing Expert and a Professor of the Practice at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary Summary of Key Findings Aging in Place: Myths versus Realities The Future of Aging in Place: User-Centered Design Recommendation: Rebranding & Education Conclusion TechnologEASE Survey Methods About For…

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Preparing Your Business for the Aging-in-Place Boom

America’s population is aging. The number of U.S. residents 65 or older is expected to reach nearly 73 million by 2030, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And as many of America’s homeowners approach old age, the skills and knowledge needed to help them prepare for aging in place are becoming increasingly important. According to…

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Becoming a Happy Empty Nester

Your last, or only, child has decided to leave the nest. Watching your son or daughter grow up and move out comes with mixed emotions that won’t go away overnight, but there are plenty of ways you can take care of your emotional health during this difficult transition. This guide will help you understand empty…

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Home Health Aides For Elderly Make Life Easier

Your mother is happy where she is, and values the comfort and independence of living at home. She likes her community and neighborhood, and likes being surrounded by memories and artifacts collected over many years. But lately she has been venturing less and less into the community, and the artifacts and empty rooms in her…

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