Gives Seniors, Older Adults and Families Tips for Aging in Place

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Making your home more accessible with grab bars and ramps. Hire an in-home companion or home health caregiver. Install monitor devices. These are just some of the tips gives senior citizens, older adults, and persons with disabilities to help them remain in their homes and age in place longer.

With the projected rise in 2013 for the cost of retirement living communities, and specialty care levels of assisted living and skilled nursing homes, more families and the elderly may be looking into staying in their homes longer. In an effort to maintain comfort and receive care in their homes, seniors are learning how they can make their home age with him. Implementing some universal design with home modifications and hiring home health caregivers or companion care are just some of the methods seniors are staying at home.

Seniors are making their homes more accommodating to their aging needs by widening door ways, lowering counters, installing ramps for better mobility, purchasing step in bath tubs, showers, and implementing the use of grab bars in and around the home.

Many companies have perfected the installation of tubs and showers, so that there is minimal change to the structure of the home. Home remodeling for seniors done by professionals rarely affect the resale value of their homes. Be sure to ask a professional contractor about their services and the impact on home value.

Grab bars are also very helpful to the elderly to have in their homes. Grab bar installation is fairly simple, and can prolong time and quality of life at home. For grab bars and other mobility products visit

Another way older adults and seniors stay at home longer is by hiring an at-home caregiver. Licensed, medical home health care can provide similar services seniors receive at assisted living, skilled nursing homes, and rehab and respite care facilities.

Non-medical, or campanion care home health can assist in light housework, bathing and showering assistance, running errands for seniors, and meal preparation. Along with providing valuable companionship, home health companions for seniors can watch for difficulties that may arise.

For seniors who remain independent in their homes, a monitoring device like a medical alert system can help with most emergencies that can occur at home. If an older adult falls or has a medical emergency in their home, help can be called with the push of a button or vocal command. LifeAlert and other emergency monitoring devices are directly connected to local 911, fire department, and police.

For more information on retirement housing, home health care, and products and services that help seniors remain in their homes longer - visit, and

Seniors Guide, a Richmond, Va. -based company publishes Seniors Guide magazines throughout Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia and features a correlating website of Seniors Guide’s mission is to help seniors and their families find the information they need on options available in senior housing, senior care, assisted living, independent senior living, retirement communities and other retirement living needs. Seniors Guide also has resources at for Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Richmond, VA. Ross Publishing, Seniors Guide’s parent company, began in 1991 and has been publishing helpful, free publications and websites ever since.

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