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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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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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Funding Resources For Accessibility Remodeling

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2014 1:34:00 PM / by Mike LaBombard

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Navigating the Funding Gauntlet:

Sometimes when life deals you a hand of cards that you may not have wanted, you have to improvise and find creative ways to overcome the hardship. One of the greatest hardships for many Americans is a lack of money to feel financially stable. Unfortunately, when this situation is coupled with dealing with a disability, the difficulty becomes exponentially greater. This article will go over a few traditional ways - as well as a couple creative ways - to seek financial help with an accessibility remodeling project. 

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10 Top Reasons You Should Consider Aging In Place At Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2014 3:31:00 PM / by Mike LaBombard

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Top Reasons You Should Consider Aging In Place At Home:

As the concept of "Aging In Place" gains popularity, many will start to wonder, "Why should I even consider this idea?". It's a really great question and this blog post is designed to answer with quick overview of the top ten reasons that someone would want to consider Aging In Place (in no particular order).

It's important to note that any major decisions about your future should consider a number of factors, with special attention paid to overall health and mobility. Whenever considering remodeling your home to Age In Place, you should consult your local Certified Aging In Place Specialist for an expert opinion. 

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Starting A Shower Grab Bar Renovation

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2014 8:00:00 AM / by Mike LaBombard posted in Bathroom Accessibility

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The first step to any accessibility renovation is to assess the mobility of the primary user. A person's mobility can vary in severity from paraplegic with very little mobility, to a mild case of arthritis that can sometimes inhibit the usage of everyday tools like a showerhead or nozzle. This AIP Builders Tip Of The Day will go over what type of grab bar renovation may be needed in the shower to suit your accessibility needs.

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