Author Archives: Rick Smith

Make it Safe! – When moving an aging parent into your home

Before you move your aging parent or loved one into your home or when you are helping them age in plance, you have to have a plan to make it safe. Take an objective view of your home from the perspective of someone who uses a wheelchair or is a fall risk.


Reaching Aids Benefit Seniors

As we get older, reaching for objects becomes difficult. Fortunately, are devices designed to help individuals reach the top of the highest kitchen cupboard, grab clothes from the dryer, and pick up your keys. A grabber is excellent for active older adults, but it’s also wonderful if you’re injured or have limited mobility. Here are […]
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Assessing a Loved One’s Ability to Age in Place

A home represents familiar comforts, independence and privacy.  This is why the prospect of moving in with a relative or transitioning into a senior living environment can be one of the most difficult decisions a person will make in their lifetime.  As families struggle with this decision,  powerful emotions can often overpower rational thinking. The difficult […]
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Aging at Home Safely; Safe and Independent Living for Seniors

For today’s seniors, remaining in their own home for as long as possible is a primary goal for living in late adulthood. It is estimated that in the United States over 12 million adults age 65 and older live alone. To accomplish this most older adults rely on support networks of helpers including family, friends, […]
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