How to Age in Place

Improvements in medical care, nutrition, and self—care (committing to a regular
exercise regimen, for example, and quitting tobacco) make aging in place a
realistic option for an ever—increasing number of people. ' It's the most efficient
way to ...

How to Age in Place

Author: Mary A. Languirand, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607744171

Page: 256

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The first authoritative and comprehensive guide to "aging in place"--a burgeoning movement for those who don't want to rely on assisted living or nursing home care--which allows seniors to spend their later years living comfortably, independently, and in their own home or community. In this empowering and indispensable book, clinical psychologists and aging specialists Mary Languirand and Robert Bornstein teach readers how, with planning and foresight, they can age with dignity and comfort in the place of their own choosing. A necessary resource for seniors, their adult children, and eldercare professionals, How to Age in Place offers useful, actionable advice on financial planning; making your home physically safe; getting around; obtaining necessary services; keeping a healthy mind, body, and spirit; and post-retirement employment. How to Age in Place is both a practical roadmap and inspirational guide for the millions of seniors who want to make their own decisions and age well.

How to Age In Place Guide for Living Independently

Booklet is a 24-page self-cover that contains 10 educational sections on issues faced by senior adults and the elderly who wish to remain living independently in their own homes.

How to Age In Place Guide for Living Independently

Author: James Thomason, 1st


ISBN: 9780578644035


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Booklet is a 24-page self-cover that contains 10 educational sections on issues faced by senior adults and the elderly who wish to remain living independently in their own homes.

Aging in Place

This article describes how a housing management organization has formulated
an approach to managing housing for the elderly using the concept of control as
a central element in enhancing independence of residents as they age in place.

Aging in Place

Author: Leon A Pastalan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317839455

Page: 130

View: 756

In this highly practical volume, the contributing authors explore some of the dimensions associated with aging in place. There are increasing numbers of older Americans who are faced with fundamental changes in their economic circumstances, health, and marital status which have an impact on their ability to age in place. Without the necessary supports many may have no other choice but to be prematurely or inappropriately placed in costly health care facilities or be forced to move into unfamiliar, less safe, less satisfactory housing environments. Aging in Place explores some of the dimensions associated with aging in place and informs readers about unmet needs and available living options for elderly persons. Experts discuss a number of crucial factors regarding the availability of social supports and the impact it has on the independence of the elderly, specifically their living arrangements. They address the issue of control and how access to social contact and real choices about services and facilities increases independence among the elderly; congregate housing as an alternative to nursing care for those elderly too frail for less supportive housing; discharge policies concerning frailty in senior living arrangements; and the lack of a full range of services in many alleged full service communities.

The Paradox of Aging in Place in Assisted Living

Assuredly, administrators are very concerned about how to care for residents as
they age in assisted living. Some providers are conflicted about what residents'
health status should be upon entrance, when to ask a resident to leave, and even

The Paradox of Aging in Place in Assisted Living

Author: Jacquelyn Beth Frank

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897896788

Page: 222

View: 668

The first participant-observation fieldwork on assisted living, based on an in-depth study of two assisted living settings and giving the viewpoints of both administrators and residents.

Aging in Place

Determining how to creatively and affordably maintain these people in their
homes of choice will be the greatest challenge to public policy makers and to
housing, health, and social service providers. The AARP findings were also
supported by ...

Aging in Place

Author: James J Callahan Jr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351853627

Page: 142

View: 700

"Aging in place" is among the newer terms to be included along with "senior citizen," "golden agers," and others in the lexicon of gerontology. Since aging is a lifelong process and each of us occupies three-dimensional space, we are, of course, always aging in place, but two factors have caused aging in place to emerge as a salient concern for gerontological policy makers. The first is the explosive growth of homeownership after World War II, the other is the perception that thousands of older people have been flowing into nursing homes unnecessarily when they can and should remain in their own home or apartment.

Ageing in Place

In particular, it does not address how to implement recommendations within
existing communities operating under economic ... Delivering a 'smart ageing in
sprawl'agenda at the local level that enables people to age in place within the ...

Ageing in Place

Author: Bruce Judd

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788976096

Page: 224

View: 460

This insightful book showcases a range of design, planning and policy responses to ageing populations and the built environment from across the rapidly changing and dynamic Western Asia-Pacific region. Its chapters demonstrate a clear and increasingly convergent preference for and promotion of ageing in place and the need for collaborative efforts to facilitate this at various scales through policy and practice.

Facilitating Aging in Place Safe Sound and Secure An Issue of Nursing Clinics

... million people more than 65 years of age with this potentially serious disease.2
These facts increase concern about the ability of older, active individuals with DM
to remain healthy and to successfully age in place. One way to remain healthy ...

Facilitating Aging in Place  Safe  Sound  and Secure  An Issue of Nursing Clinics

Author: Lazelle E. Benefield

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323299431

Page: 169

View: 957

The articles appearing in this geriatrics-focused issue are consistent with the collaborative and translational concepts held by a life course perspective. Each supports interprofessional collaboration and some are either authored or coauthored by interdisciplinary colleagues. Three goals are reflected in these articles: keeping community-dwelling older adults safe, sensible, and secure with solutions that will enable them to stay healthy, wise, and aware. Topics include maintaining physical functions, benefits and consequences of weight-bearing exercise on foot health; cancer prevention; managing nocturia’s effect on sleep quality and safety; protection from financial exploitation; and providing safe and affordable living environments. Several articles address physical or cognitive challenges that include monitoring medication adherence, threat of anxiety and stigma in dementia, and approaches to managing self-care in the home for persons with dementia. These evidence-based articles address emerging and best practices to support targeted interventions for persons in community-dwelling home settings. They provide a frame-work of person-centered approaches that foster good health in older age, a central tenet of aging in place and the global response to population aging.

Residential Design for Aging In Place

... infrastructures in new homes, such wiring is an extremely important feature in a
home designed for aging in place. ... attitude that will be amplified as the older
population increases and aging clients become less tolerant of learning how to ...

Residential Design for Aging In Place

Author: Drue Lawlor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470056142

Page: 272

View: 120

Consult Residential Design for Aging In Place, the key reference for designing homes for aging people, if you seek to understand how to create effective spaces for the elderly. Interior designers, architects, and homebuilders are increasingly asked by clients to design homes to allow for adaptation over time, and this is the definitive guide, endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Find case study examples of good design solutions for designing for aging in place from two authors who are highly respected fellows of the ASID.

Old Age in a New Age

But CCRCs ' promise of aging in place sometimes doesn ' t work out the way
people imagine . Yes , you can stay on the campus , but leaving your
independent apartment for long - term care often disrupts your social ties . There
is a strong ...

Old Age in a New Age

Author: Beth Baker

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 9780826515636

Page: 236

View: 735

On investigative visits to nursing homes across the nation, the author has witnessed profound changes. Culture change leaders are tearing up everything [...]. They are creating extraordinary places where people live in dignity and greet the day with contentment, assisted by employees who feel valued and appreciated. Perhaps most surprising, these homes prove that a high quality of life does not have to cost more. [...] In this new book, the author tell the story of a better way to live in old age. Although each home is different, they share common values: respecting individual choices; empowering staff; fostering a strong community of elders, staff, family members, and volunteers; redesigning buildings from a hospital model to a home (where pets and children are part of everyday life); and honoring people when they die. [...] [Ed.].

Aging Our Way

How can governmental, for-profit, and not-for profit entities help us to fill in the
gaps and deliver the most comprehensive home-based support that those opting
to age in place deserve? And how can all of us assist in supporting elders aging
at ...

Aging Our Way

Author: Meika Loe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199975728

Page: 344

View: 773

Elders 85 years and older are the fastest growing segment of the population in the U.S. and in many other countries. Aging Our Way examines how the very old navigate the challenges of loneliness, disability, and loss, while staying healthy, connected, and comfortable.

Geographies of Ageing

Chapter 7 Ageing in Place : Challenges , Opportunities and the Spatial
Implications 7.1 Introduction Ageing in place ... The discussion will also identify
how ageing in place influences spatial patterns of ageing and the spatial
implications of ...

Geographies of Ageing

Author: Amanda Davies

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409417767

Page: 209

View: 776

This book examines the patterns and causes of uneven population ageing. It identifies those countries and localities most likely to experience population ageing and the reasons for this. Attention is also given to the role that youth migration, labour force migration, retirement migration and ageing in place have in influencing the spatial concentrations of older people

There s No Place Like Home Place and Care in an Ageing Society

Given the current and projected growth of those in the older age groups and
policies designed to support 'ageing in place', ... of care work; finally, it considers
how new care technologies may be reshaping the spaces in which care takes

There s No Place Like Home  Place and Care in an Ageing Society

Author: Dr Christine Milligan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409488314

Page: 188

View: 298

Against a background of debate around global ageing and what this means in terms of the future care need of older people, this book addresses key concerns about the nature and site of care and care-giving. Following a critical review of research into who cares, where and how, it uses geographical perspectives to present a comprehensive analysis of how the intersection of informal care-giving within domestic, community and residential care homes can create complex landscapes and organizational spatialities of care. Drawing on contemporary case studies largely, but not exclusively from the UK, the book reviews and develops a theoretical basis for a geographical analysis of the issue of care. By relating these theoretical concepts to empirical data and case studies it illustrates how formal and informal care-giver responses to the changing landscape of care can act to facilitate or constrain the development of inclusionary models of care.

The Senior Cohousing Handbook 2nd Edition

What is aging in place? On the surface, aging in place is merely about living in
one location, as well as possible, for as long as possible. But what about the real
question: How does one age in place successfully? As one ages, how does one

The Senior Cohousing Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: Charles Durrett

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924133

Page: 320

View: 418

How to make your senior years healthy, safe, social, and stimulating. "Architect and author Chuck Durrett's recently released book Senior Cohousing Handbook comes at a time of high interest in greening, sustainable housing and affordable living concerns. Durrett's new book is a comprehensive guide for baby boomers wishing to continue vibrant, active lifestyles." - EPR Real Estate News "Make your senior years safe and socially fun with the idea of senior cohousing and a book on the topic that shows how seniors can custom-build their neighborhood to fit their needs. This is housing built by seniors, not for them, and emphasizes independence and social networking. Any library strong in gerontology or social science and many a general lending library needs this. - James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review "As a Baby Boomer, I've joked for a few years that we'll all end up living communally again because Social Security will be broke...This is one of the better ways to envision it."-- Sacramento Bee No matter how rich life is in youth and middle age, the elder years can bring on increasing isolation and loneliness as social connections lessen, especially if friends and family members move away. Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic—the healthy, educated, and proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally vibrant community. These seniors are already wanting to ward off the aging process, so they are unlikely to want to live in assisted housing. Senior cohousing revolves around custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves in order to fit in with their real needs, wants, and aspirations for health, longevity, and quality of life. Senior Cohousing is a comprehensive guide to joining or creating a cohousing project, written by the US leader in the field. The author deals with all the psychological and logistical aspects of senior cohousing and addresses common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings. He emphasizes the many positive benefits of cohousing, including: Better physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health Friendships and accessible social contact Safety and security Affordability Shared resources Successful aging requires control of one’s life, and today's generation of seniors—the baby boomers—will find that this book holds a compelling vision for their future. Charles Durrett is a principal at McCamant & Durrett in Nevada City, California, a firm that specializes in affordable cohousing. He co-authored the groundbreaking Cohousing with his wife and business partner, Kathryn McCamant.

Aging in the Right Place

"If there's one place to go for everything you need to know about housing and aging, it's Stephen Golant. He brings a lifetime of deep scholarly knowledge to this book.

Aging in the Right Place

Author: Stephen M. Golant


ISBN: 9781938870361

Page: 416

View: 651

"If there's one place to go for everything you need to know about housing and aging, it's Stephen Golant. He brings a lifetime of deep scholarly knowledge to this book."-- Harry Moody, Ph.D., Retired Vice President, AARP"[provides] deep knowledge about the great variety of places in which elders can thrive no matter their limitations."--David J. Ekerdt, Ph.D., Director, Gerontology Center, Professor of Sociology, University of KansasEncouraging new ways to look at the question of how to grow old successfully, this book explores many pathways to thriving in old age, ranging from aging in place to moving to housing and care settings specially tailored to match a person's lifestyle and vulnerabilities. At the heart of it all is a deep discussion of the impact of residential settings on physical and mental well-being.Using his theoretical model of residential normalcy, Dr. Stephen Golant helps readers understand the variables affecting older people who are trying to find the optimal place to live and experience maximum well-being, comfort, independence, and life satisfaction amidst changes in their health and personal circumstances.Expansive in its coverage, the book examines all types of housing options and everything from the current role of family assistance and private sector initiatives to government programs as well as potential smart home technologies and innovative housing, planning, and long-term care solutions.Aging in the Right Place paints a vibrant picture of the diverse experiences of today's older adults and abounds with engaging and illustrative case studies, opinions, stories, and quotes. It is an essential text for professionals, service providers, and academics in the fields of gerontology, long-term care, healthcare, public service, and housing and urban planning. It will also inform elders themselves about their many choices.

The Aging Networks 8th Edition

... later life and how the aging networks can help to mediate the issues (c) The
importance of aging in place and what this ... insecurity for older adults (e) Why
housing is so important and how the aging networks can bridge some of the
existing ...

The Aging Networks  8th Edition

Author: Kelly Niles-Yokum, PhD, MPA

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826196616

Page: 256

View: 362

"The eighth edition of Aging Networks is particularly well-suited for use in the classroom, and can be used or adapted for a wide variety of disciplines including gerontology, social work, public health, public administration, nursing and other health professions... This small volume is not only an excellent learning tool, but also a ìmust-haveî handbook for aging professionals in many fields." --Noreen A. Shugrue Research Associate, University of Connecticut Center on Aging Farmington, CT Educational Gerontology As our population ages, the need for comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge about aging services in the United States becomes more and more crucial. This highly accessible and concise text about such resources provides students and practitioners of gerontologyóalong with all professionals whose work concerns the well-being of older adultsówith a current, detailed description and analysis of federal, state, local, and global programs and services for older people with or without cognitive, physical, and social needs. Thoroughly updated to encompass the new information available concerning later life, it reflects critical changes to legislation, health care, and current trends, and focuses on the strengths of older adults, their diversity, and the role our multilayered aging network plays in advocacy, community independence, and engagement. Commentary and critical thinking challenges from policymakers, program directors, and educators facilitate high-level thinking and independent analysis of the aging networks, past, present, and future. The eighth edition underscores recent policy changes and how these changes will impact the lives of older adults. "Perspectives" boxes throughout the text highlight complex themes addressed by experts, and "Critical Thinking" topics and questions encourage reflection and discussion. The new edition also describes initiatives that highlight best-practice approaches and model projects designed to facilitate positive change. Along with a vast amount of new and revised information reinforced with a variety of perspectives in historical and current contexts, the book features an international perspective highlighting the collaborative efforts driving many aspects of aging network programming. Additionally, the book focuses on the unique issues of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population along with programs designed to address them. NEW TO THE EIGHTH EDITION: Expert analyses and insights into complex themes Reflects reorganization of the aging network under the Administration for Community Living, and policy changes affecting practice International perspectives such as the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities Project Innovative and model projects and programs Expanded focus on issues unique to the LGBT population The influence of social determinants on older adults and the aging networks Caregiving issues Disaster and emergency preparedness Effects of economic downturn on the aging population Elder mistreatment Changes in employment and retirement patterns Supporting "aging in place" New and expanded educator's ancillary packet

Ageing in Singapore

The meaning and place of ageing in contemporary society, how much such
meanings have influenced social policy and vice versa are best understood as
evolving processes that vary by time and place. Understanding the contexts of
these ...

Ageing in Singapore

Author: Peggy Teo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134188552

Page: 192

View: 220

Older persons are often portrayed as social and financial burdens because pensions, health and social care have to withstand increasing old age dependency ratios. Due to a lack of access to representation or a lack of social and economic power, older people have found few opportunities to have their voices heard, making age an immensely political issue. Written by an impressive team of authors, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the experience of ageing in Singapore examining key issues such as health, work, housing, family ties and care giving. It looks at how social categorization enters into everyday life to elucidate the multiple meanings of age and identity encountered in a rapidly changing economy and society. Providing original critical discourse from Asian writers recording Asian voices, Ageing in Singapore will appeal to a wide readership and is an invaluable resource for policy makers, service practitioners and scholars working on Asian gerontology.

Aging in Place

This book helps readers develop a proactive approach to problem-solving and addressing hazards in the home.

Aging in Place

Author: Lanore Dixon


ISBN: 9781734730302

Page: 130

View: 577

This book helps readers develop a proactive approach to problem-solving and addressing hazards in the home. Readers will learn to invest in appropriate equipment and strategies to protect their safety and independence as they prepare their homes to age in place.

Rural Ageing

Building on Rowles ' ( 1983a , 1983b ) concept of ' attachment to place ' and
working from a lifecourse perspective , we consider how the physicality of natural
landscapes , in connection with social ideas about “ rural , may contribute to
lifelong ...

Rural Ageing

Author: Keating, Norah C

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861349019

Page: 154

View: 844

In western countries, our knowledge of ageing has been developed primarily through an urban lens with rural issues typically considered in relation to urban research, policy and programme outcomes. This title provides a much-needed corrective by focusing on diversity among rural communities.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 32 2012

Increasing strength at the community level was seen as a way to improve
individual's psychological functioning ... Place Attachment and Aging in Place
Attachment to place, along with a desire for self-efficacy, contributes to a desire to
age in ...

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Volume 32  2012

Author: Bert Hayslip, Jr., PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610875X

Page: 300

View: 185

"This collection is a timely and excellent contribution to the study of resilience and the field of gerontology."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics provides a comprehensive examination of critical issues on resilience in a variety of life domains central to the well-being of older persons. It examines the role of resilience in determining adjustment and function in the domains of health, grief and bereavement, physical activity and functioning, spirituality, work, retirement, intellectual/cognitive functioning, coping with life events, care giving, and mental health interventions. The first section of the book addresses such domains of resilience as immunological function, stress and mood disorders, emotional and cognitive resilience, adjustment to cultural and environmental changes, and spirituality. Section two is concerned with practical applications of resilience. A developmental family perspective is used to examine differences in adaptation to age-related challenges. The role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation is discussed as is adaptive coping in regard to loss and trauma. The text also explores resilience in regard to career management, retirement, and volunteerism, considers resilience as a component of health in regard to public policy, and examines exemplary public health programs and policies and the relationship of resilience to health care finance. Also addressed is resilience in caregiving as a mutually beneficial process, clinical interventions that enhance resilience, and resilience from a lifespan developmental perspective. Key Features: Synthesizes the best current research in the field, with direct practice implications Addresses resilience in regard to immunological function, emotional and cognitive resilience, and spirituality Explores the role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation, career management and retirement, person-environ fit, and public health and policy Examines directions for future research and resilience-oriented interventions

Studying and Designing Technology for Domestic Life

A good deal of research in Human-Computer Interaction has considered how to
support “aging in place,” yet there are ... The research we describe in this chapter
is part of a broader program in which we wanted to focus on placing in age.

Studying and Designing Technology for Domestic Life

Author: Tejinder K. Judge

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128006145

Page: 274

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Conducting research and technology design for domestic life is by no means easy. Methods commonly used in the field of Human-Computer Interaction in settings like the workplace may not easily translate to the richness and complexity of domestic life. This book documents new ways in which researchers are studying domestic life, as well as designing and evaluating technology in the home. Each chapter is a candid discussion about methods that were successfully used for research studies with a focus on the challenges that the researchers faced and the best practices they learned. Discover new research methods for exploring family life and evaluating and designing domestic technology. Learn about the challenges in designing for and studying domestic life from experts in the field. Read researchers' candid stories about what works and what does not work in practice. More information available at the companion website: