Top 5 Friday: Resources for Families Helping Seniors Age in Place

No. 1  National Aging In Place Council | www.AgeInPlace.org

The National Aging in Place Council is a senior support network. We work together to solve your problems. NAIPC was founded on the belief that an overwhelming majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes for as long as possible, but lack awareness of home and community-based services that make independent living possible.

Most Americans do not make a plan to age in place, although you should start thinking about one before you plan to retire. Creating a plan can prevent unexpected events from turning into crises that compromise one's ability to live independently.

CLICK HERE for their Seniors’ Resource Guide to Aging in Place

 

No. 2  AARP Livable Communities | http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/

AARP has resources to help you make your community a great place for all ages. Explore this site to discover 1,000+ case studies, best practice examples, planning documents, and funding information to help you learn, plan, and act.

 

No. 3 National Association of Home Builders | www.NAHB.org

Gives a directory of Certified Aging in Place Specialists that can assist the older adult population make appropriate home modifications to address common barriers to aging in place.

 

No. 4 National Association of Geriatric Care Managers | www.CareManager.org

This nonprofit provides a national directory for families to find professional, Certified Geriatric Care Managers to ensure service excellence to families addressing elder care needs.

 

No. 5 National Institute On Aging | www.NIA.NIH.gov

Since 1974, NIH has been at the forefront of understanding and supporting the health and well-being of older adults. They cover a variety of topics on health and aging. 

 

You have Sound Options for elder care in the Puget Sound. Since 1989, we have helped older adults age in place with our Geriatric Care Management and Home Care Services. Find details at www.SoundOptions.com/Services.

You can also find resources, articles, and video on numerous topics for senior health and well-being. www.SoundOptions.com/Blog  

Published on July 12, 2013.