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7 Common Aging in Place Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

7 Common Aging in Place Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

In today’s world, aging in place has become a significant priority for older adults. NCOA reported that nine in ten seniors intend to continue living in their current homes over the next 5-10 years. Many state reasons being they like where they live (85%), they have friends/family nearby (66%), and don’t want to deal with the hassle of moving (50%). Making the case for aging in place is relatively easy. Compared to assisted living, it’s easier, affordable, and much more comfortable. 

However, aging in place does come with necessary changes. As we get older, our bodies and physical needs change. This requires us to make changes to our living situations. With these concerns, we reached out to Liz Barlow, President of the Aging Life Care Association, to get her input and guidance on common mistakes made and how to avoid them.

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The Truth About Aging in Place

The Truth About Aging in Place

Aging in place is when one can live in one’s own home or community safely and comfortably without any assistance. This ability can be determined by age, income, and one’s physical ability level.

However, there are some pros and cons to aging in place. In this article, we break down the truth about aging in place.

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Aging in Grace: How to Keep Your Health in Check as You Grow Older

Aging in Grace: How to Keep Your Health in Check as You Grow Older

The more you age, the more you grow wiser and gain more memories and life-long friendships and family to share those memories with. With more experience and knowledge over the years, life gets easier, and you can learn to enjoy it more. 

Despite life growing more exciting and enjoyable with age, your body is still aging with time. There are certain habits you should pick up to combat this instance. 

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How to Prepare Your Aging Parents for Retirement

How to Prepare Your Aging Parents for Retirement

American continental final expense review list is a resource to share with aging parents to help start the discussion about a difficult topic — what happens when they're gone. Most don't look forward to the conversation about getting one's affairs in order during retirement as it references finality. But it is a necessary part of life and happens to all of us if we are lucky.

So is there a right way to prepare your parents for retirement? I think it's a very subjective discussion and a very personal one. It is a topic of conversation based on personal finances, personal health issues, and personal goals. Here are a few essential topics to cover with your aging parents to prepare them, and yourself, for their retirement.

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Four Ways Grandparents Benefit from Regular Interaction with Grandkids

Four Ways Grandparents Benefit from Regular Interaction with Grandkids

If you are a grandparent, you know the wonderful feeling you get when you welcome a new grandchild into your life. The saying is true — there is no other feeling like that of being a grandparent. It's so different than becoming a parent.

The love you feel for your grandchild is different from the love you feel for your children. The expectations and roles are similar yet different. As a grandchild, the love you feel for your grandparents is likely different than the love you feel for your parents due to the same reasons.

Here are a few ways that spending time with grandkids benefits grandparents.

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How to Determine if a Loved One Should Age in Place or be Transferred to Senior Living

How to Determine if a Loved One Should Age in Place or be Transferred to Senior Living

Many people have powerful ties to their roots. We love the home we have come to know and spent our years in. We enjoy our town where everything is familiar. Roots keep us grounded.

Even as we age, we have the desire to keep our roots planted. If you have a loved one who has reached this stage in their life, you may be concerned about precisely what you should do for them. It can be a tough choice to make. Here are some guidelines on how to determine if your loved one can age in place, or if they may need the full-time care of senior living.

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