Aging in Place

Aging in Place (AIP) defines the process of preparing one’s residence to allow them to live as long as possible in their own residence before they need to move to assisted living, memory care or a skilled nursing facility. According to AARP surveys, 70-80% of retirees want to age in place.

Stylish Home Updates That Make Aging Easier

AARP is a great source of information for seniors. One of the major areas of focus has always been on Aging-in-Place.

Check out this recent article that "explains how large and small renovations, stylish updates and space reconfigurations can improve safety and quality of life — allowing you to live more comfortably now and into the future.​"

8 Tools for Making Cooking Easier

Aging in Place? Here's 8 Kitchen Tools to Make Cooking Easy

"With about 87 percent of seniors making the choice to age in place at home rather than moving to assisted living or long-term care facilities, it is more important than ever to ensure that older Americans find the tools they need to live safely and independently."

"Planning is key to successful aging in place, preparing for different scenarios, and determining what daily living aids, gadgets, and durable medical equipment can help. Adaptive and assistive devices help seniors to remain as self-reliant and independent as possible, while they also enhance safety."

This article that was originally posted in Aging in Place Caregiver University and reposted here in suggests some creative tools to make meal preparation safer and easier.

HomeFit Guide

A free publication (available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese) featuring smart ways to make a home comfortable, safe and a great fit for older adults — and people of all ages.

This is where you start your Aging-in-Place journey and help protect yourself and family members from unnecessary falls or other injuries.

Can be viewed online, downloaded or ordered as a hardcopy document from AARP.

14 Bathroom Updates for Now and Later as You Age in Place

Bathrooms present a high risk of falls and need special attention.

"The risk of falling rises with age as people experience decreased mobility, reduced eyesight, muscle weakness and other conditions. Each year, more than 10 percent of adults 65 and older have falls that result in injuries. ​

​Falls happen mostly at home and mainly in the bathroom, which can be a slippery space with hard surfaces. Bathroom design upgrades — from small and inexpensive to big and bold — can make a difference and help prevent falls.​​"

This August 2023 article from AARP focuses on useful bathroom improvements that help to prevent fall.

Tips and Tools to Make Cooking Easier as You Age

Whether you’re someone who loves cooking or someone who sees it as a necessary hassle, changes associated with aging—poorer eyesight, stiffer hands, easier fatigue—can make the task more difficult.

But you can overcome those challenges with a few simple strategies and some well-designed tools.

This article published in Consumer Reports has several suggestions for making cooking easier.

Your Home Checklist for Aging in Place

Start with small projects and anticipate future needs.

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