Home Safety & Aging in Place

Understanding Hoarding in Seniors

Understanding Hoarding in Seniors
At Sound Options, we are always discussing the spaces we live in and how it impacts seniors’ lifestyles, safety, comfort, and even how they age. One of the most tragic issues concerning a living space... read more
Published on April 5, 2019.

Downsizing Tips for Purging and Planning a Move

Downsizing Tips for Purging and Planning a Move
So much of our attention is spent on things. Caring, cleaning, storing, arranging, packing, unpacking, displaying, dusting THINGS!  But in all this attention, we rarely pause to see how our outer spaces impact and... read more
Published on March 25, 2019.

Aging in Place Safely in Winter

Aging in Place Safely in Winter
When it comes to aging in place, it is helpful to take a seasonal approach to managing risks. Whether you are an aging adult or a loved one of aging parents, reevaluating the living... read more
Published on February 6, 2019.

Preparing a Home for End-of-Life Care

Preparing a Home for End-of-Life Care
Creating Comfort | Preparing a Home for End-of-Life Care. The author, Jane Austen, once said, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” When asked about end-of-life wishes, millions of Americans express a... read more
Published on December 30, 2018.

Seniors and Pets

Seniors and Pets
By: Janet Pomeroy, MSW It is no secret that owning and caring for a pet can bring huge benefits to our lives. Research presented on Aging Care's website shows us the many benefits of being a... read more
Published on November 15, 2018.

The Fear Factor: Preventing Senior Falls

The Fear Factor: Preventing Senior Falls
1 in 3 adults of ages 65 and older fall each year, and falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions. With statistic like these, it is easy to think that falls are a normal... read more
Published on September 8, 2018.

Preparedness for Seniors: National Preparedness Month

Preparedness for Seniors: National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month 2018 September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). NPM is managed and sponsored by FEMA's Ready Campaign which aims to educate and empower Americans during NPM and throughout the year. The goal is to prepare... read more
Published on September 1, 2018.

Are Mom & Dad Safe? | A Checklist for Adult Children

Are Mom & Dad Safe? | A Checklist for Adult Children
Have you ever been at work and found yourself thinking about your parent’s safety? This is a reality for millions of Americans balancing a career and family caregiver responsibilities. However, with a little planning and... read more
Published on September 21, 2017.

Creating Sacred Spaces: Autonomy & Self-Expression for Aging Loved Ones

Creating Sacred Spaces: Autonomy & Self-Expression for Aging Loved Ones
A sacred space is any place you feel comfortable, where you can escape from the stress and pressures of life. Creating a sacred space doesn’t have to be religious at all. Think of an oasis,... read more
Published on August 31, 2017.

Aging in Place with the help of an Occupational Therapist

Aging in Place with the help of an Occupational Therapist
  Most of us want to stay home as we age and we want to do it comfortably.  The services of an occupational therapist (OT) can help! What Is Occupational Therapy?... Technically, it is defined by... read more
Published on July 26, 2017.

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