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AGING INFORMATION WNC – resources, services, ideas and tips

AGING-IN-PLACE Remodeling Checklist 

Have you ever wanted a quick reference for aging-in-place issues? Are you wondering how to incorporate some aesthetically pleasing designs into your projects? If so, the Aging-In-Place Design Checklist might be suited to your needs.

The checklist contains features you may want to consider for your next new construction or renovation project. It also provides a quick reference for various aging-in-place issues. Because this list is not comprehensive, it’s best to also consult with a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist. To find one in your area, go to nahb.org/capsdirectory

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AGING RESOURCES Magazine of WNC – Asheville and Hendersonville Areas

Aging Resources is your one-stop resource for everything you need to manage the many issues of aging and caregiving of the elderly in Buncombe, Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties in North Carolina. Aging Resources provides relevant, useful information. Read more

 

 

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10 EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME SAFER FOR AGING PARENTS By Jane Sandwood in Architypes Home Safety for Seniors

Bringing your elderly parents into your home is a blessing for some; it provides quality time together that you may not otherwise have. But moving your parents in your home also often requires retro-fitting some new features to ensure they remain safe.

If your home is going to be a temporary stage for transitioning between independent living and moving into a residence designed for seniors, it can be difficult to determine how to balance safety over the short term without damaging your home’s value over the long term.  Read more 

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CAREGIVERS GET FIT  Blogspot by Dr. Denise D’Angelo

A motivational health and wellness blog sharing humor, wit, wisdom and support for caregivers who embrace a holistic healing vision.  Insights and health tips for caregivers living with dementia, and people caring for people who embrace a holistic healing vision. Continue Reading

Dr. Denise D’Angelo, (AKA Denise D’Angelo Jones),  is a 24/7 caregiver of a family member with dOur Bodies Ourselvesementia. She started, “Caregivers Get Fit” blog,  to share her journey, and the journey of others who have been touched by dementia. “Caregivers Get Fit,” is about having healthy levels of mental, physical and spiritual balance, (ie: developing a skill set of understanding through education to avoid “burnout,” while gaining a deep awareness of present time consciousness, compassion and love), while caring for a family member with dementia. The journey can be difficult, and Dr. D’Angelo is always searching for ways to make the path less difficult through loving communication between both parties, so that moments of oneness, heartfelt connections, and deep insight can be found. 

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Tales, Tips, and Love from Women Caregivers by Elayne Clift in Our Bodies Ourselves

Women have always been caregivers. Whether looking after small children, elders, other family members or friends in small communities, tending to others in urban settings with limited support systems, or acting as professional caregivers in institutional settings, we have been the primary providers of physical care and emotional support in a variety of settings and circumstances throughout the ages. Because of these issues, I compiled a collection of prose and poetry by women caregivers that give testimony to what caregiving has meant for contemporary women.  Continue reading

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