How to Age in Place

Author: Mary A. Languirand
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607744163
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Two clinical psychologists and aging specialists provide an essential guide for seniors, their adult children and eldercare professionals that offers useful, actionable advice on financial planning, keeping a healthy mind, body and spirit, getting around, and more. Original.

Age in Place Keep Mom and Dad Safe Keep You Sane

Author: Lynda G. Shrager
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781945188183
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A practical step-by-step, room-by-room guide to simple modifications that can help seniors make their homes safer and easier to navigate, this reference offers readers clear and practical solutions. Author Lynda Shrager is a registered, national board certified occupational therapist, a master's level social worker and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with more than thirty-seven years' experience in the field of geriatrics and more than thirteen years working with seniors in their homes. It is this mix of qualification and experience that makes her an expert in adapting the environment to increase patient safety and independence. This book is designed to help seniors and their caregivers address these new challenges together to make life at home safer, more manageable and less stressful for all. Features include: * Room-by-room walk through to evaluate and modify safety of the home * Photographs of modifications from patients' homes * Recommendations for the best home medical equipment * Where to obtain services and additional helpful resources * Check list for the reader to complete their own room by room walk through with a quick and easy guide to making each space safe and manageable * "Hacks for Health and Home" at the end of each chapter with occupational therapy tips * Vital Documents Guide for easy retrieval of important papers in case of an emergency

Aging in Place

Author: Ellen D Taira
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317826132
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Provide a comfortable living environment for the aging! Aging in Place: Designing, Adapting, and Enhancing the Home Environment gives you a complete examination of current trends in adaptive home designs for older adults. As a therapist, designer, architect, builder, home planner, social worker, community organizer, or gerontologist, Aging in Place will show you innovative home designs and studies for creating environments that offer optimal living for aging adults. Complete with diagrams, floor plans, and tables, Aging in Place helps you to improve the quality of life for the elderly by offering them state-of-the-art designs that encourage independence and dignity. This unique and exciting book covers topics such as universal design which strives to create everyday environments and products like door handles and light switches that are usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, regardless of age or ability. Aging in Place will also show you how to: use follow-up visits by occupational therapists to ensure successful use of home modifications create environments that are helpful for vision rehabilitation by using controlled lighting and color schemes evaluate the quality of life for elderly people living in personal dwellings, specialized housing, and nursing homes explore architectural barriers and the uses of helping devices for elderly people examine research critiques of adaptive toilet equipment investigate modifications that have been made in homes for the elderly in India analyze ways in which elderly people have changed their homes to make the telephone more accessible Aging in Place is a complete guide to understanding the needs and latest trends in optimizing the living space of elderly persons. The book gives you access to several studies on elderly people's environmental needs and preferences in regard to modifications in personal and public dwellings. This information will assist you with better serving the elderly by helping them live more independently.

Aging in the Right Place

Author: Stephen M. Golant
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ISBN: 9781938870330
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Highlights the profound significance of where older people live and receive care. This book explores many pathways to thriving in old age, ranging from aging in place to moving to housing and care settings specially tailored to match a person's lifestyle and vulnerabilities.--Provided by publisher

Home and Community Based Services for Older Adults

Author: Keith Anderson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231546998
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As older adults and their families opt out of nursing homes, a range of home and community-based services (HCBS) have risen up to provide care. HCBS span platforms and approaches, from home health care to assisted living to community-based hospice to adult day services. These models are, for most, preferable to nursing homes and allow older adults to “age in place”—live longer in their own homes and communities. Home- and Community-Based Services for Older Adults examines the existing and emerging models of HCBS, including the history, theory, research, policy, and practices across care settings. Emphasizing the multidisciplinary and interprofessional practice approaches used to deliver care, this book is an essential learning tool for students interested in medicine, nursing, social work, allied health professions, case management, health care administration, and gerontology. As the population of older adults grows, the authors ask, how can we best meet the needs of older adults and their families in the most effective, cost-conscious way while honoring their care choices?

Independent for Life

Author: Henry Cisneros
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292737920
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Staying home, aging in place, is most people's preference, but most American housing and communities are not adapted to the needs of older people. And with the fastest population growth among people over sixty-five, finding solutions for successful aging is important not only for individual families, but for our whole society. In Independent for Life, Henry Cisneros and a team of experts on aging, architecture, construction, health, finance, and politics assess the current state of housing and present new possibilities that realistically address the interrelated issues of housing, communities, services, and financial concerns.--[book cover].

Residential Design for Aging In Place

Author: Drue Lawlor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470056142
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Consult Residential Design for Aging In Place, the key reference for designing homes for aging people, if you seek to understand how to create effective spaces for the elderly. Interior designers, architects, and homebuilders are increasingly asked by clients to design homes to allow for adaptation over time, and this is the definitive guide, endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Find case study examples of good design solutions for designing for aging in place from two authors who are highly respected fellows of the ASID.

Age in Place

Author: Lynda Shrager OTR, MSW
Publisher: Bull Publishing
ISBN: 1945188243
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This reference offers clear and practical solutions for seniors with decreased mobility, along with their caretakers. Author Lynda Shrager is an occupational therapist, a master's level social worker, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with more than 37 years of geriatrics experience.This book is designed to help seniors and their caregivers address these new challenges together to make life at home safer, more manageable, and less stressful for all.

Aging in Places

Author: Marian Leah Knapp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989547000
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Aging In Places: Reflective Preparation for the Future describes the numerous and complex places with which older adults interact in everyday life. Reaching beyond much of the literature on aging, this book tells us what getting older is truly like in the voice of an articulate senior. It presents the totality of who elders are and the rich, multifaceted aspects of their existence. It broadens the potential for life planning through reflections on our place in society and culture, communities and neighborhoods, the natural world, houses and homes, among families and friends, and finally, our relationship with ourselves. This book will help readers expand ideas about their future and offer a way to prepare in a constructive, mindful, and creative way.