Critter Corner:  June Is National Safety Month — Tips for Senior Loved Ones 

Dear Angel, I understand that June is National Safety Month. My mother lives alone, and I want her to stay safe. What is some advice that I can give her to help her stay safe in her home? Thanks so much for your help! Saif … [Read more...]

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PACE is Expanding to Provide Services to Enable More Seniors to Age-in-Place

Q. Last week, I read what you wrote about Medicaid waivers and the long waiting list for them in Maryland and some other states. A friend of my mother’s, Linda, suffered a stroke last year and has a home health aide through the … [Read more...]

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Where Will You Age? Planning to Live Independently

Jonas became a widower a couple of years ago. Before his wife died, they lived in their Springfield home for 40 years. Jonas considered downsizing, but decided to stay for as long as possible. There are too many memories there to … [Read more...]

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What’s Your “Master Plan” As You Get Older?

Q. My wife and I are 59 and 60, respectively, and we recently got to talking about our “master plan” for the future. We haven’t had an in-depth discussion of this sort until now, as we have been focused on other things that are … [Read more...]

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Does Habitat for Humanity Help Seniors Age in Place?

Elena, 85, moved into a ranch house decades ago, hoping to grow old gracefully in her one-story home. As she started getting older and was on her own, she worried about how she would tackle the upkeep her home required. Thirty … [Read more...]

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Four Award-Winning Ideas for Aging-in-Place

Most people want to continue living independently in their own home as they age into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. However, many homes aren’t designed for health issues that can come with getting older, and aging-in-place alone can be … [Read more...]

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Aging On-Demand: Options for Seniors and Caregivers

Jan lives in the same townhouse complex as her mother, Sarah. Jan works in D.C. part-time, and visits her mother every evening, bringing her dinner and helping wherever she needs assistance. Jan is fortunate to have the … [Read more...]

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Comparing Aging-in-Place vs. Assisted Living

Q. My father passed away last year, and my mother has lived alone ever since. Her colonial-style home is becoming difficult to navigate due to her mobility issues. She has fallen several times and we are worried about her.  She … [Read more...]

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CMS Issues Final Rules for Home Health Agencies and Patients’ Rights

 Bill is considering bringing in a home health aide to help with his mother, Nancy, who has limited mobility from Parkinson’s disease. He was a little hesitant at first, because he was concerned about quality of care. He has … [Read more...]

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Laser Shoes, Magic Carpets, & More: Technology to Combat Falls

Q. My parents are snowbirds. Every spring, I pick them up at the Lorton Auto Train and drop them off at their home, and in November, they go back to Florida for the winter. My father has had Parkinson’s for almost 20 years now, … [Read more...]

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