Aging in Place News Archive
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Aging in Place News Archive
"Deaths from falls among older Americans on the rise." by Lindsey Tanner, AP. June 4, 2019. See report on ABC News:
We've got about a decade in the U.S. to prepare for the demographic wave of baby boomers hitting retirement
If you’re planning to do remodeling for an aging relative or friend, their budget for changes may be too limited to take on huge projects. But there are important changes you can add to your home or theirs to improve safety and make life easier.
Seniors on fixed income are often strapped for cash to cover modest home repairs. NeighborLink, a Midtown-based nonprofit organization, is there to help.
"Aging in Place: Growing Old at Home", NIH National Institute on Aging 1May2017.
You may share the often-heard wish—"I want to stay in my own home!" The good news is that with the right help you might be able to do just that. Staying in your own home as you get older is called "aging in place." This article contains suggestions to help you find the help you need to continue to live independently.
For many older adults, there's no place like home. The problem is that most U.S. housing isn't designed to accommodate physical and cognitive challenges that come with aging. This article outlines some home improvement ideas that might allow you to remain in your home.
Fall Prevention News Archive
This article details the Crawfordsville Fire Department Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program Fall Prevention initiative, which addresses home safety and lifestyle factors in order to prevent falls
By the age of 75, 40 per cent of the motor neurones that control balance and movement have been lost, resulting in lower levels of co-ordination and balance in people with all levels of physical fitness. This article highights balance specific training activities to help prevent falls.
This article recommends 6 easy modifications to make the bathroom a safer place.
Since 60 percent of all falls occur at home, evaluating rooms, hallways, and space within one’s residence is necessary to minimize or eliminate known or potential fall hazards. While many hazards are very obvious, several others can be more obscure or even missed. The following tips and suggestions can help safeguard your home against falls:
New published evidence provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programs
This month WPTA21 (Fort Wayne, IN) is discussing fall prevention with Aging and In Home Services of Northeast Indiana. Falls are a major health issue for older Americans. Learn how we can prevent and what resources are in our area. 2 Part Series.
A study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University , focuses on how older adults respond to changes in physical function — a little-studied and poorly understood topic.
The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has offered a $1.5M in grants to nonprofits in the county to address aging in place issues for seniors.
AARP recommends using a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) who has been trained in the unique needs of the older adult population
Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home.
A few simple home improvement projects can make all the difference in keeping you and your loved ones safe from dangerous falls
Advice for preventing falls.