Safe Driving: Maintain Independence as You Age

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Most older adults link driving to independence. But what happens when age-related changes or a medical event interfere with safe driving? There are positive actions older seniors can take to maintain safe driving, allowing them to maintain autonomy and reduce the risks. A Driver Rehabilitation Specialist can help! Health Promotion Partners of Colorado offer a … Read more

How an Innovative Service Combines Technology For Seniors and Companion Services to Enhance Life for Older Adults!

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Age Better Resources with Kelly Peterschmidt, Founder and Executive Director, Porchlight Friends. Technology for Seniors can provide tremendous benefits, but there is often resistance to using it. Porchlight Friends helps overcome this obstacle by combining in-person companion services with a simple to use technology platform. This innovative offering ensures older adults stay connected to … Read more

What is Care Coordination and How Can it Help Ease Challenges With Aging?

How Can Care Coordination Ease Challenges of Aging?

Age Better Resources with Connie Ryan, Owner and Care Coordinator, Journey Care Coordination. Connie is the founder and owner of Journey Care Coordination in Colorado Springs. She discusses the types of services Journey Care provides, who she can help, and some warning signs that extra support may be needed. Connie also provides educational and … Read more

6 Smart Home Upgrades to Support Aging in Place

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In a world where 77 percent of adults 50 and older are committed to aging in place, smart home upgrades are becoming an increasingly valuable tool. It is important to consider a senior’s privacy, but many technology solutions can help a senior, or senior couple, remain safe without sacrificing their independence. Some Smart Home Upgrades … Read more

What Does it Mean to Age In Place?

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What does it mean to Age in Place? The CDC defines Aging in Place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” According to the AARP, nearly 80% of older adults want to stay in their current homes. However, there are many factors … Read more

Is Your Home a Candidate for Aging in Place?

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If you have decided that you or your loved one is considering aging in place, you need to decide whether your residence is suited to home modifications. This process includes an assessment of both the location and the layout of the house. As you might guess, home modifications vary from house to house. A one-level … Read more

3 Advantages and Disadvantages of Aging in Place

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According to the AARP, nearly 80% of older adults want to Age in Place, but there are advantages and disadvantages of aging in place that should be considered. While the majority of seniors’ first instinct is to want to maintain their independence and stay in place, they may be surprised to learn some of the benefits … Read more

Bathroom Safety Equipment for Seniors: 8 Critical Items to Protect Your Health

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To age in place successfully, you will likely need bathroom safety equipment for seniors. Whether minor or major, some changes will be necessary to accommodate physical declines that accompany age. It is smart to take a proactive approach, as the right bathroom safety equipment for seniors can reduce the likelihood of a costly fall. This … Read more

9 Essential Steps to Age in Place Successfully

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Aging in place does not mean you simply continue to live in your home with no planning or changes. To age in place successfully, you need timely planning and action. In my experience working with hundreds of older adults, I’ve seen the dramatic impact that smart, informed planning can make on an individual’s ability to … Read more