Benefits of Aging in Place Remodeling

Many senior homeowners prefer to stay in their home for as long as possible.  In fact, according to the AARP study nearly 90% want to age in place.  With the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak, the rate will likely increased.  Nursing homes and senior facilities carry a high risk of spreading germs.  And since seniors are most vulnerable to infectious diseases, it makes sense we want to age in place for as long as possible.  Aging in place remodeling is a great place to start. Aging in place or ageing in place means to live safely in the place you call home

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Independent Senior Living is Maintenance Free!

Ever wonder about independent senior living?  If living around mature adults in a maintenance free home while staying independent appeals to you, read on to learn more about these senior-friendly communities. Independent senior living is geared towards anyone 55 and older who can live alone.  Some residents may need some help with a few activities of daily living from a home health aid or family member.  But in general, adults are independent and able to live alone.  They are known as retirement communities, 55+ communities, or senior facilities, among other names.  These communities offer services and features important to seniors. Types

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Make Your Nursing Home Near Me Search Easy!

Find a Nursing Home in Northwest Indiana Maybe you’re a caregiver or a spouse of someone who recently fell who needs to recovery at a nursing home.  Or maybe you are a spouse who can no longer care for a loved one.  You are on this page because you entered the search term nursing home near me and most likely you live in Northwest Indiana. Congratulations!  You will find exactly what you need on NWI Seniors.com.  But before you scroll down to the links to nursing homes in Indiana, did you know many people confuse the term nursing home with

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Appliance Lifespans and Costs to Replace (A Worksheet)

Appliance lifespans can be a key factor in helping you budget for the house you’ve got your eye on — or the one you already have.  Here’s a question that’s easy to dismiss when you’re in love with a house and eager to make an offer: How long are its appliances and systems going to last?  Skip that question, and you might regret it.  Because if you end up spending three grand in the first year to replace broken-down appliances, you’re probably going to wish you’d offered $3,000 less. Appliance Cost Worksheet Simply add the year when an appliance was

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7 Tips to Declutter Mom and Dad’s House

Declutter projects are time consuming and often stressful!  But decluttering someone else’s home, like your parents’, is often emotionally and physically exhausting.  If you need to declutter a home, read on for 7 tips to make your project easier, efficient, and less stressful! When my parents passed away, I inherited their “stuff”.  Suddenly, my son and husband were moving in decades of pictures, dishes, furniture, old year books, and trinkets my parents held for years.  My basement and garage became a storage area for sentimental “stuff”. Several years later, I have my parents’ stuff under control.  Granted, there are more

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Widow & Interstate Move (Video)

Transcript This is a case study of a downsizing and interstate move for Mary, a widow of 10 years.  Mary and her husband Brian were married for 60 years.  Brian was the love of Mary’s life and when he passed away at age 70 of a heart attack, Mary chose to stay in the 2500 square foot home they built when they first married. At 80, Mary realized the home was too big and the maintenance was too much.  She knew she needed to downsize and move and she didn’t want to stay in Northwest Indiana and face one more

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Downsizing & Assisted Living Happiness! (Video)

Transcript This is Lisa and Joe.  Lisa and Joe have been married 65 years.  They met in high school and couldn’t take their eyes off each other!  Over the years, they raised children, worked, and shared good and bad times, all while living in a 3000 square foot house for nearly 50 years. Over the years, Lisa and Joe were too busy to update their home.  When their health stared to decline, they knew they had to move.  The maintenance was too much and Lisa stopped doing laundry because her knees were unstable going up and down the stairs to

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Downsizing Can Bring Seniors Happiness (Video)!

Transcript This video is on how downsizing can bring you happiness and avoid family conflict. Meet Susan.  Susan is a 70 year old widow living in a 2200 square foot bi-level home.  Susan and her late husband, Bill, bought the home in 1980.  They remodeled the home with aging-in-place modifications for Bill in the last 2 years of his life.  Bill had advanced COPD and he wanted to die at home.  Susan was working and to help Bill stay independent, they installed a chair lift, grab bars, a walk-in shower, and pocket doors for Bill’s wheel chair. Susan retired the

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When to Choose Assisted Living for Seniors

Assisted Living is a great housing choice for seniors.  But the decision to move is difficult and stressful.  Many seniors want to age-in-place and live independently at home for as long as possible.  Yet our aging bodies often have a different plan.  Without a proper caregiver, aging-in-place may not be a choice.  This senior citizen tip can help answer the common question, “when is it time for Assisted Living”? Assisted living offers many opportunities for aging seniors.  Safety, supervision, and socialization are three great reasons to move to Assisted Living.  And while most seniors realize they may need help, deciding

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Moving as a Senior

Benjamin Franklin said Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail.  Those words are very true when it comes to moving as a senior.  The reality is that seniors have very different moving needs than those of younger generations.  Today’s Senior Citizen tip is about having a moving plan. Moving is stressful, regardless of your age.  But moving as a senior is more stressful and the stress can accelerate health problems and even land you in the hospital.  As a senior, to reduce stress, you must have a moving plan.  But after decades of living in the same home, where do you start? 

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