Aging in Place Alone? Tips for Preventing Injuries and Isolation

Nursing home versus home: most people wouldn’t flinch. Home is where we want to be, and aging in place is the ideal scenario. Though everyone has moments of loneliness — whether they live alone or in a house full of people — seniors who are aging in place alone may experience it more frequently than…

Where the heart is: how to pay for home modifications

By Michelle Seitzer Aging in place (AIP) costs considerably less than assisted living care, but it’s not free. Though funds are dwindling for many senior-related programs (Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security have all spent ample time on the chopping block lately), there are still a number of federal, state, local and private organizations that offer…

You can stay home: tips for supporting aging in place

By Michelle Seitzer Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, shiny wood floors, custom tiling, new roof: these are among the items frequently found on the modern home buyer’s checklist. Decades ago, when the myriad of seniors currently aging in place (AIP) were house-hunting, it’s unlikely that wide doorways, hand/chair rails, expanded hallways, interior/exterior ramps, and streamlined…

Movin’ right along: driving safety tips & car modifications for seniors

By Michelle Seitzer Let’s get one thing straight: older drivers are safer drivers. They clock fewer miles, wear seat belts regularly, stay home in bad weather conditions, and avoid rush hour like the accident-prone plague it is. They’re not often charged with speeding, reckless driving, or driving under the influence. Experts at Hartford Auto Insurance…