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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 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Safety

The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Safety

The bathroom is one of the most dangerous places in the house for seniors. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, and the National Institute of Aging found that 80% of these falls happen in the bathroom. 

That being said, the bathroom should be one of the first places you safety proof as you or your loved one ages. This guide provides you with everything you need to know to get started. 

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Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Mobility Aid

Selecting the Right Mobility Aid

When it comes to having a high quality of life, mobility is crucial. And for those that may struggle with mobility and getting around, selecting the right mobility aid is important. We've broken down each mobility aid, their best use, and who they're right for.

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Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Transport Chair

Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Transport Chair

A transport chair can be beneficial to have if you struggle with walking and need full-body support. However, purchasing one can get confusing, especially when a standard wheelchair is also an option. This guide will help you determine if a transport chair is the best option for you, and if so, how to find one that meets your unique needs. 

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Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Transfer Bench

Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Transfer Bench

If you or a loved one has balance issues or limited mobility, you may be considering purchasing a bath safety product to help prevent falls as much as possible. A transfer bench is one of many bath safety options, and it can be confusing to decide if it's the right option for you. And once you decide, it can be overwhelming to try to find the best of its kind. 

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about transfer benches, from who best benefits from one to the different factors to consider to find the right transfer bench.  

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