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:

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"We're Facing a Demographic Time Bomb", by Lloyd Alter, 15Apr2019.

We've got about a decade in the U.S. to prepare for the demographic wave of baby boomers hitting retirement

"6 Low-Cost Aging-in-Place Ideas", by R.C. Romero, Jewish News of Greater Phoenix 3Apr2019.

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.


"NeighborLink Helps Seniors in Need", Indy Midtown Magazine 3May2018

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.

"Modifications Can Remove the Obstacles to Aging in Place" by Brenda Richardson, The Washington Post 12Jan2019

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


"CFD Launches Fall Prevention Initiative", Journal Review, 17Apr2019

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

"It's All About Balance:  the Neurones Keeping You On Your Feet are in Decline", by Peta Bee, The Australian, 2Apr2019.

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.


"6 Ways to Make Bathrooms a Safer Place", by Metro Creative Connection, Times, 21Mar2019 

This article recommends 6 easy modifications to make the bathroom a safer place.

"Stone:  Fall Prevention Begins at Home", by Levi Stone Odessa American, 3Mar2019

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:

Experts Assess Benefits and Harms of Exercise for Preventing Falls in Older People, University of Manchester, 1Feb2019

New published evidence provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programs

Aging and In Home Services Fall Prevention Part II, 24Jan2019

Aging and In Home Services Fall Prevention Part I, 24Jan2019

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.

"Elderly Aren't Getting Enough Help, Study Says", by Judith Graham, Chicago Tribune 26Feb2019

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.

"Grant Offers $1.5 Million to Solve Aging Issues in St. Joseph's County", by Joseph Dits, South Bend Tribune 21Feb2019

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.

"Aging in Place" by Glenn Rosales, Albuquerque Journal 12Jan2019

AARP recommends using a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) who has been trained in the unique needs of the older adult population

"Fall Prevention:  Simple Tips to Prevent Falls" by Mayo Clinic Staff, Mayo Clinic :  Healthy Lifestyle/Healthy Aging 25Oct2016

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.

"9 Ways to Prevent Falling at Home" by Wyatt Myers, Everyday Health 27Feb2015

A few simple home improvement projects can make all the difference in keeping you and your loved ones safe from dangerous falls

"New Thinking on Avoiding Deadly Falls" by Michelle Crouch AARP, 10Jul2018

Advice for preventing falls.