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Jeff LaBombard

Jeff is a co-owner of AIP Builders and the youngest of the family team. His passion lies in utilizing the latest design and technology for staying safe at home.

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Bathroom Accessibility: How to Tell if My Bathroom is Safe

[fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2017 2:24:00 PM / by Jeff LaBombard posted in Bathroom Accessibility

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Why Think About Bathroom Accessibility? 

You love your home and want to remain living in it for the rest of your life. You're just not sure if it is as accessible as you may need one day. Or perhaps, you are looking to build your dream house. Although you don't have accessibility needs now, you want to make sure that your new house will be able to meet your needs no matter what the future holds.

If either of those scenarios describe you, it's time to make sure that your new or existing home has the appropriate features to allow you to Age In Place. One of the most important rooms of the house to make accessible and safe is the bathroom.

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Outdoor Safety Tips for Accessibility This Spring

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2017 4:19:00 PM / by Jeff LaBombard posted in Home Accessibility

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Spring Outdoor Safety Aging In Place

 

As you venture out to enjoy the lovely spring weather, take a look around your home for opportunities to improve safety and accessibility within your outdoor spaces. As a proud homeowner who plans to spend as much time as possible living independently, you can ensure that your property takes care of you just as well as you've cared for it. This article will outline a four areas and provide some expert tips for assessing the level of your home's outdoor safety. 

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Aging In Place Builders In The News

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2017 12:27:00 PM / by Jeff LaBombard

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Recently Aging In Place Builders has been highlighted in a number of articles pertaining to our amazing clients, our expertise in the field, and how we genuinely want to help those with accessibility needs. This blog provides a short summary and links to some of the latest articles. 

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How to Talk to Your Parents About Getting Older

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2017 11:06:15 AM / by Jeff LaBombard

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The Baby Boomer generation - or those born between the 1940's and 1960's  -  is reaching an age where things such as retirement and long-term care need honest consideration. However, as expected, the idea of our parents getting older or losing mobility/independence is not easy to discuss.

Regardless of difficulty, this is an important conversation for the Sandwich Generation to have with their parents. The Sandwich Generation consists of those in their 30's and 40's who are caring for their own children while also needing to care for aging parents. They've been sandwiched between the generation before them and the one after them - a tough spot to be in. 

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5 Tips To Help Exercise As You Age In Place

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2017 12:15:00 PM / by Jeff LaBombard posted in Aging In Place Info

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The transition into your golden years is the start of an interesting part of your life - one that is heavily influenced by all of your prior decisions with health, diet, and exercise habits. While some people might find this transition seamless, others might be in for a rude awakening. One major issue that contributes to future health problems is a general lack of mobility, or being sedentary as a result of long stints of inactivity. This blog will outline 5 simple ways to keep a little pep in your step so that you can live a long and healthy life. 

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Aging In Place Technology For Senior Citizens Part 3 - Mobility Aids

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2016 11:11:40 AM / by Jeff LaBombard posted in Technology

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Elderly Mobility Aids

Technology Helps Regain Mobility That We Have Lost 

At some point in our lives almost everyone has lost their mobility for reasons ranging from minor falls, to muscular disorders, to traumatic accidents. However, those often traumatic and depressing events don't have to ruin your life and can be overcome with the help of today's modern mobility aid technology. 

Losing one's mobility is often a one-way ticket to greater health problems including infections, sores, and worst of all, depression. When you lose your mobility you lose your independence which can have deep psychological ramifications for people who have been independent their whole life. This article will explain three common mobility aids as well as some new technology that we can get excited for in the future. 

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Tips From The AIP Handyman - Stud Finding

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2016 7:54:26 PM / by Jeff LaBombard posted in Handyman Advice

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Your Aging In Place grab bar needs a wall stud!

Our Aging In Place Builders Handyman has installed so many grab bars that he has started to dream about them at night. These simple, yet effective pieces of hardware can add a huge layer of safety and comfort to your bathroom without having to break the bank. However, it's very important to install the grab bar correctly so that injury is prevented rather than caused by the hardware. This article will quickly walk through one of the most important aspects of installing a grab bar - finding the wall studs. 

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Aging In Place Technology For Senior Citizens Part 2 - Reminder/Alert Tech

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2016 12:07:35 PM / by Jeff LaBombard posted in Technology

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Aging In Place Technology is growing thanks Boomers

Here at Aging In Place Builders, we're always looking for innovative ways to solve the problems of our clients in Western Massachusetts. One scenario that scares us to death is having one of our older clients heating up some water on the stove, and forgetting to turn it off before heading out to run some errands. According to the NFPA, cooking is the number one cause of home fires - so this is a very real scenario. This blog article will walk through some new technology that is dedicated to reminding/alerting those who may be getting forgetful as they age.

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Aging In Place Technology For Senior Citizens Part 1 - Wearables

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2015 12:00:00 PM / by Jeff LaBombard posted in Technology

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Wearable technology for Senior Citizens

Safe Senior living is much easier these days

As most families are in full Holiday Season mode, we are constantly being bombarded by advertisements pushing the latest and greatest technology. However, take a moment to remember the last time you saw an advertisement for technology related to Senior Citizens. As we clamor for the next best cell phone, it's important to remember that for similar costs, you can buy peace of mind with your elder loved ones this Holiday Season. In this three-part blog series we will outline some of the most practical and interesting technology that can help keep your elder loved one safe at home. 

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