Options to Age at Home

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Assessing Needs to Remain at Home with Assistance: This simple assessment will help determine if your older loved ones are capable enough to live on their own.

Options for Care At Home — Defined: How much in-home care does your older parent or loved one need?

Models and Payment Options of In-home Care Providers: Differences in in-home health care providers and payment options

Web Resources:

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Home Safety
Senior Magazine offers a home safety checklist to help determine how safe an elderly person’s home environment is for aging in place safely.

Home Design
AARP provides an assortment of useful and up-to-date resources for aging in the comfort of one’s home, including information on universal design, retrofitting a home to age in place, links to certified aging in place specialists, and more.

Aging in Place Technology Watch
This Web site monitors and reports on all breaking technology news concerning seniors and aging independently at home.

Personal Emergency Response System FAQs
Caregiver.com gives a detailed overview of personal emergency response systems and answers the most common questions about this technology.

Center for Aging Services Technologies
A video envisioning the technology of the future and how it will impact aging in place.

Help Guide
Helpguide’s mission is to empower people to understand, prevent, and resolve health challenges. From mental and emotional health, to family relationships, to healthy living, this site has information.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCMs) are health and human services specialists who help families care for older relatives, while encouraging as much independence as possible.  Use this site to learn more about the services of Geriatric Care Managers or to find a Geriatric Care Manager in your area.

American Association for Long Term Care Insurance
The national professional organization exclusively dedicated to promoting the importance of planning for long-term care needs has a consumer Web site that is full of information relating to purchasing long term care insurance.

Top 10 Things to Know if You’re Interested in a Reverse Mortgage
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides answers to some frequently asked questions about reverse mortgages.