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Most people over 50 want to age-in-place rather than move to an independent or assisted living facility. This podcasts offers solutions to help older adults stay in their homes for as long as possible. We explore creative home modification solutions and talk to experts in the building and healthcare industry to help seniors and their caregivers navigate how to create safer, more attractive, and comfortable spaces while simultaneously increasing their home value. Let us educate you on creatin ...
 
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As we age, the desire to stay in our own homes becomes more important. For many of us, the thought of leaving our home and community is a scary proposition. The home environment and aging in place can be a challenge for many older people. Fortunately, there are design strategies that can help us age in place gracefully and safely. As we age, our fu…
 
The aging eye sees colors differently as we age. The natural yellowing of the lens has a lot to do with this. It is thought that older people see the world through a color similar to ginger ale. This could influence our risk for falls. However, we can adjust for these physical changes by creating color contrast in our homes. Wall color, furniture, …
 
Certain eye diseases and problems are more common as we age. Blind spots, dry eyes, and presbyopia are some of the conditions that are brought on by aging. More serious eye conditions include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Please listen to part 2 of this 3 part series to learn more about how vision changes and disease pro…
 
Jintronix is already helping thousands participate in engaging and therapeutic experiences in hospitals, nursing homes, communities and at home. Their research-backed approaches benefit individuals undergoing intensive rehabilitation and residents participating in therapy, restorative and fall-prevention programs. Jintronix can help older adults re…
 
Vision changes is one of the first declines we experience with the onset of aging. Visual impairment can occur as early as 35-40 years of age. The best way to ward off more serious eye problems is through early detection by a doctor. Visual impairment accounts for one out of the four leading causes for falls in older adults. The other 3 causes are …
 
It is amazing how technology can make our lives easier and safer nowadays. Alexa, which is a technology created by amazon, has many features designed to help older adults simplify their lives, improve communication with family members, and even help them establish a medication routine. In my interview with Esther Kane, Co-founder of the website sen…
 
Esther Kane and Robin Shiltz co-founded the website seniorsafetyadvice.com. Esther is a retired occupational therapist and Senior Safety Specialist. Their website is focused on helping seniors age in place and live life to the fullest. They have published over 800 articles in the past four years and also have a YouTube channel. Please listen to my …
 
Our kitchen appliances are one of the biggest investments we make in our home. Where these appliances are placed in the kitchen helps to determine their utility and value to the homeowner, especially to older adults. In fact, the types of appliances and where they’re installed ultimately determine how smart, functional, and accessible a kitchen is.…
 
In order for flooring to be considered low maintenance it must be easy to clean, require little to no upkeep, and durable. Some of the most common choices available are luxury vinyl plank (LVT), linoleum, bamboo, engineered wood, ceramic, porcelain, laminate, and natural stone. Please listen to learn more on how to choose the best flooring for your…
 
Seniors are choosing to live in a multi-generational home. Also, the number of Americans living in a multi-generational household ( 3 or more generations) has nearly quadrupled in the past decade. I think we can all agree first and foremost privacy is key to a successful living arrangement. Aside from privacy, there is a laundry list of must-haves …
 
As an occupational therapist specializing in home modifications, I believe that making improvements to your home that directly impact safety are at the top of the list. Falls are the #1 cause of death and serious injury in people aged 65 and older. Therefore, preventing falls should be the primary concern for caregivers, health professionals, and p…
 
Kris Wilson, Occupational Therapist, Certified Environmental Access Consultant, and owner of Modified Independence Evaluations, Inc., educates us on home modifications for people with spinal cord and brain injuries. He also discusses Workman's Comp and Veterans accessing the resources they are entitled to and desperately need. Kris also dives deep …
 
Seniors Home Services is a nation-wide company that provides a myriad of services to seniors and their caregivers, in order to help people "age in place". Some of these services include a 24/7 Home Monitoring System, connected home monitoring options, home modification, bath conversion, air purification, and education on grants and programs that ma…
 
A Bathroom remodel should fit our existing needs but should serve our future needs alike. No one wants to spend money twice on the same remodel in less than a 5 year span. Therefore, we need to plan for our future needs as well. Unfortunately, our abilities change as we age and we need to take this into consideration. Planning and being prepared me…
 
There are many ways that we can reduce our fall risk. However, There are 4 main categories that need to be addressed if we are going to take a holistic approach to preventing falls. They are: 1. Having your medications reviewed by a health care provider at least once a year or any time after a hospitalization. 2. Having your eyes and feet checked a…
 
Becky Wright, CAPS; Division Manager from from Ponte Giulio USA, joins us again to educate our listeners on accessible sinks. These sinks will not just increase your independence and quality of life, but they will also look amazing in your bathroom. They are seamless and contemporary, come in different sizes, and some are even equipped with a grab …
 
It is no secret that daylight is the best tool we have for preventing falls. It is also crucial for our emotional and psychological well being. Daylight helps maintain our circadian rhythm in check and provides us with the best quality light possible in order to function in our homes safely. Brant Hurdlebrink from Velux educates us on how skylights…
 
Whitney Ward is the co-owner of Peach Pro Consulting. She is an expert in everything related to television home technology and internet. Whitney educates us on what is new in the industry and how fiber is transforming home technology. Support the show https://homedesignsforlife.com/ info@agingmatters.health…
 
Taylor Davis, Owner and Principal of Architecture + Design is passionate about helping her clients live longer in the homes they love. Her firm specializes in architecture that has its foundation in function and accessibility that also achieves a beautiful design. Please listen to learn more about all the ins and outs in creating a "forever home," …
 
The bulk of our existing home inventory was built in the 1950"s for young and growing families. These homes do not meet the needs of an aging population, many of whom live alone. In order to age with dignity in our home and remain in our community, we need to plan for the future and identify solutions that will effectively reduce fall risk, increas…
 
As our life expectancy continues to increase, so does our likelihood of developing dementia. Dementia is a condition characterized by progressive or persistent loss of intellectual functioning, especially with impairment of memory and abstract thinking, and often with personality change, resulting from organic disease of the brain. Alzheimer’s dise…
 
Amy Tokos, CPO is a Certified Professional Organizer. She is also the president of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). Amy is the owner of Freshly Organized, LLC in Omaha, Nebraska. Amy's organizing tips have been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, AARP, and Good Housekeeping. Please listen to learn ho…
 
Julia Gibson has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for over 33 years. Although her abilities have changed over the years, Julia fights the good fight everyday. She continues to live a full life well into her 70's in a multi-generational household with her daughter, son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren. Please listen to Julia's powerful story of living…
 
Wanda Gozdz, Allied ASID, CAPS, CLIPP, CHAMP; is the President and CEO of Golden Age Living, LLC. She is a home modification expert and is herself aging-in-place successfully. Wanda dives deep into what "aging-in-place" is and how we can successfully modify our homes with accessibility and universal design in mind. Wanda also educates us on how we …
 
Becky Wright, CAPS, Division Manager at Ponte Giulio USA and expert in bathroom safety products for both residential & commercial projects, educates us on all things safety for the bathroom. Becky goes into detail about all of the amazing, beautiful, and accessible products made at Ponte Giulio USA. Please listen to learn how installation of simple…
 
Erika Page, licensed real estate agent and Co Chief Executive Officer of Luxury Living International talks to us about aging-in-place and how a real estate agent can help you achieve this goal. Erika educates us on the SRES certification. The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation gives realtors the knowledge and expertise to guide hom…
 
Real estate developer Dave Loeffel, CFA talks about rental communities specifically designed for older adults. Dave develops, owns, and manages age exclusive rental communities in Georgia. Highlands Residential takes great care in designing communities that are beautiful, safe, and help seniors continue to thrive. Careful thought and planning is al…
 
Daniel Elliot OTR/L, CAPS, is an occupational therapist and Director of Operations at Jukebox Health. Jukebox Health is a start-up based out of New York State. They specialize in home modifications that help increase independence, function, and accessibility in the home. All home modification evaluations are performed by occupational therapists thr…
 
Occupational Therapist Karen Koch educates us on home modifications and the role the OT plays in adapting the environment for the individual. Karen touches on a number of important issues, such as how arthritis, dementia, or simply getting older affects our function and ability to live in our homes independently. Please listen to learn how you can …
 
Please stay tuned next week to listen to interviews with Karen Koch and other occupational therapists and certified aging-in-place specialists. Learn about all types of home modifications aimed at creating safer, more accessible, and functional homes. Support the show https://homedesignsforlife.com/ info@agingmatters.health…
 
Tracy Perez has navigated tremendous challenges since Sept. 29th, 2017 after her husband, Juan Perez was involved in a motor vehicle accident where a train hit the car he was traveling in, while on a business trip in Amsterdam. Juan's injuries were severe. In addition to multiple physical injuries he also suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Bo…
 
Dave Radlmann's, LEED, AP, CGC, experience in the real estate market spans over 24 years. He is the CEO of Urban Eco Group a real-estate development company and Heirloom Design Build a residential design and construction company, base in Atlanta GA. Dave is currently working on The Leon Project, a residential building next to the famed Ponce City M…
 
Jodee is a caregiver for her 72 year old mother and 97 year old grandmother. Both her mother and grandmother have recently suffered a health decline. Jodee had to make several quick decisions about hiring caregiving staff as well as implementing modifications to her mother's home, particularly the bathroom. Please listen to learn how Jodee navigate…
 
Occupational therapist, Edith Messina is educating our listeners on home safety and fall prevention from a clinician's perspective. Learn how you can improve safety in your home and especially in your bathroom. Edith has over 25 years of experience working as an OT, in varied settings such as acute care, rehab hospitals, outpatient facilities and h…
 
Janet describes the purpose of this podcast: Educating home owners and caregivers on how they can make their homes safer by integrating aging in place and universal design strategies in their home. Support the show https://homedesignsforlife.com/ info@agingmatters.health저자 Janet Engel, OT/L, CAPS
 
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