Ideally Placed: The Societal Impact Of Aging In Place
March 22, 2023
As we previously posted about the idea of “aging in place,” a majority of older adults seem ready and willing to live out their days in the communities in which they have lived rather than move out of the area or enter a long-term care community. Real estate data seems…
Home Sweet Home: What Are Your Plans To Age In Place?
April 20, 2022
It’s been long assumed that most people want to grow older living in the community rather than moving to an assisted living facility or some other institutional setting (though remember, as we posted recently, “aging-in-place” often necessitates outside support and communal efforts to be successful). Demographically, it’s been estimated that…
Skill Set: Can You Still Handle The Practical Activities Of Daily Living?
March 30, 2022
Intuitively, you likely know what the essential skills are for living independently and on your own in the community: You need to be able to walk (or otherwise get around your environment), eat, and toilet yourself. You also need to be able to obtain and prepare food, keep yourself and…
Tech Alert: The Ongoing Development Of Technology Aimed At Seniors
October 6, 2021
The futurist Alvin Toffler once said, “Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.” For many if not most older adults, the pace of technological change and advances- just in a matter of years- has been both breathless and perhaps overwhelming. While so many of…
Remote Control: Technology To Assist Long Distance Caregiving
June 11, 2018
As the trend to “age-in-place” continues, and many seniors determine that moving to a facility or retirement community is not for them, there remains the challenge of ensuring that supports are in place for community-dwelling seniors, especially as physical or cognitive impairments mount and family caregivers are far away. New…
Tech Time: Is It Time You Embraced Technology For Youself Or Your Loved Ones?
April 4, 2018
It seems that every time you read the news, there’s some new gadget or tech toy that has come on the market to catch your eye. But in this day and age, when time and resources are tight and aging populations are booming, embracing technology may not be a choice….