Aging in Place

Why Aging in Place is like Ordering Carry-Out

This article was contributed by Louis Tenenbaum at HomesRenewed.org

Ordering Carry-Out and Aging in Place Have a Lot in Common.

Really? 

Yep. Think of it this way…..

Restaurant sales seem limited by the number of seats in the dining room. Some take reservations or ask people to stand in line. But any good restaurant turns people away every day. The seat limit is often far below kitchen capacity. Carry out gets more from the kitchen without investing in more table space. The clients use their own dining room, eat on a nearby bench or […]

Episode 16: Should You Have Your Child Serve As Your Power of Attorney?

As you plan your estate, it’s natural to think of your children as the ones who would serve as your power of attorney. However, this may not be the right move for a variety of reasons. On this episode of the Aging in America podcast, estate attorney Andrew Loudon tackles this very topic – along with many other “wish I would have asked someone that” type of questions.

He also discusses the one piece of legislation in Nebraska that may impact family farms for years to come.

Andrew Loudon is a trusts and estates attorney at Baylor Evnen. His practice is limited to […]

Episode 15: Baby boomer tips for re-purposing your career

In this episode of the Aging in America Podcast we talk about Baby Boomer Career Tips! We interview Cindy Heider-Kaliff, the founder of Career Life Options and co-founder of Boomer-ANG. Cindy has been a specialized practitioner for 20 years. In the world of work and personal growth, she has the wisdom and savvy to help you unlock and manage your “intellectual property” — so your hopes can be realized and your soul can be soothed. She specializes in helping Baby Boomers repurpose their career – whether through vocation, vacation, or volunteering.

This episode dives into some of the questions that […]

Episode 14: Tips for Downsizing, Rightsizing, and Making a Move

Need some tips for downsizing? We have the expert on this episode! Changing Spaces Owner Jeannine Bryant shares how her company helps seniors manage transition through rightsizing and relocation services. She believes we don’t downsize, we simply rightsize and choose the things that bring value into our lives.

Changing Spaces is a bonded and insured company that offers a full range of services designed to give clients peace of mind and caring assistance as they pursue a new home environment that better suits their needs. Their mission is to provide clients with the quality consultation and management services, as well as […]

Episode 12: New Strategies to Fight the Rising Costs of Aging with Louis Tenenbaum

Louis Tenenbaum is the founder of the Aging in Place Institute. He is also a leading authority on aging in place- the idea that our homes are the most desirable and economical place for housing and care. Tenenbaum is an enthusiastic speaker whose passion is evident and contagious. He works with communities, not for profits, business and foundations as well as families and individuals on home and community design, innovative business models for aging in place, marketing to older consumers and better ways to educate and motivate consumers and communities to act responsibly on their own behalf.

Lessons learned from 20 […]

Episode 009: Learning about Long Term Care Insurance

Planning for the Aging Process & Long Term Care Insurance

In this episode of the Aging in America podcast, we discuss financial planning (specifically end of life care and long term care insurance) with Craig Sundberg, a financial advisor with Mass Mutual. Many people don’t think about long term care insurance until it’s too late – and it’s either too expensive or an individual’s health prevents them from being able to purchase coverage.

Long term care insurance helps protect your assets from being used for care and maximize your options for care if you become chronically ill or have a severe cognitive […]

Senior Home Safety Checklist for Aging in Place

senior-home-safety-checklistAccording to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, slip and fall accidents are the main cause of injury among the elderly. For seniors living at home, it is important that the home is safe for aging in place.

The decision to age at home is a personal one. If you’re helping an aging loved one manage the aging process, this checklist will help you complete a standard safety review to see what threats exist in the home. Some of these challenges, such as doorway size, lack of grab bars, dangerous throw rugs, […]

Episode 007: Advice from a Certified Aging in Place Specialist

Live in your home for life! An Interview with Stefan Carlson, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist.

In this episode of the Aging in America Podcast we talk with Stefan Carlson, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist through the National Association of Home Builders. The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

Stefan’s company, Carlson Projects, has a program called “Homes-for-life”. This program offers clients what they need most: reassurance that they’ll help individuals make the choices that […]

Episode 006: Tips for Hiring a Contractor for Home Modifications

Tips for Hiring a Contractor for Home Modifications

In this episode of the Aging in America Podcast, Darren Murray, owner of You’re the Boss, discusses the unique challenges that families face when helping a loved one age at home. Studies have shown that an increasing number of aging adults desire to stay in their homes through the end of their lives. However, at some point along the way, you may be tasked with helping an aging parent, aunt, uncle, or grandparent modify their home so they can stay there for years to come.

Whether the home needs small modifications, such as new switch plates […]

Senior Home Safety Tips To Prevent Falls and Injuries

Many seniors in today’s world prefer to stay in their homes as long as possible. However, as we age, living at home may become more difficult. So we created this video! This video features senior home safety tips in the form of a home tour. […]