“The stairs are getting so hard to climb. “Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner. “I’ve lived here 40 years. No other place will seem like home. These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—“I want to stay in my own home!” The good…

safe home

How secure is your home? At first glance you may think that your residence is a pretty safe place to live. But take a closer look, you may be surprised at how at-risk your home actually is. Be Careful of What You Share on Social Media Criminals are getting crafty with how they locate their…

remodeling

Ah, retirement. Time to kick back and relax, right? Not exactly. Now that you have reached retirement age, you might find that your home is not well suited for aging in place. This year might be the best time to get all of the projects done you have been thinking about over the years. Here…

downsizing the family home

If you’re one of the lucky ones, you can “age in place.” So what does that mean? It means with minor adjustments like chair lifts or ramps or major ones like remodeling a bathroom or moving a laundry room, you can stay longer in the home you love and are used to. But for most…

aging stereotypes

Stereotypes about aging are all around us. If we’re over a certain age, we can’t move as fast, walk as far, understand technology, appreciate current music, come up with innovative ideas, eat spicy foods, keep up with fashion, or heaven forbid, be considered “sexy.” And that’s just the short list! Sure, some of these stereotypes…

love

Valentine’s Day can be bittersweet for those who have lost a love—whether to death or divorce. You may feel like the romance ship has sailed for you! But just because you’re a little older than the last time you fell in love doesn’t mean it can’t happen to you again. The key is to be…

cold weather

Baby It’s Cold Outside! Winter isn’t just uncomfortable, inconvenient and dismal. With the cold temps also come a variety of hazards as we get older. While you may feel completely able to handle whatever winter throws your way, don’t take chances that could affect your health … and your likelihood of experiencing many winters to…

ohio home care costs

How much does senior-home care cost in Ohio? The answer depends on the type of care, your location, and the provider. Recent surveys allow us to present an overview of in-home care and examples of costs in various Ohio localities. Non-Medical In-Home Care Home Care Aides assist with hygiene, laundry, cooking and transportation. Their home…

golden years

Getting older is a part of life, and something everyone must come to grips with. However, getting old doesn’t mean we still can’t set goals, or have hopes and aspirations. The decisions we make and how we choose to spend our time ultimately determines the kind of lives we lead. Engaging ourselves mentally and physically…

kentucky home care costs

How Much Does In-Home Senior Care in Kentucky Cost? The answer depends on location, type of care, and the provider. Recent surveys allow us to present an overview of in-home care and examples of costs in various Kentucky localities. Non-Medical In-Home Care—Home Care Aides assist with hygiene, laundry, cooking and transportation. Their home visits typically…

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