Aging in Place News & Info

What is a ‘CAPS’?

What is a ‘CAPS’?

CAPS: Certified Age in Place Specialists. The National Association of Home Builders(NAHB) grants this designation to remodelers, occupational therapists, designers and other professionals who want to specialize in the field of home modifications for seniors and others who desire to age in place. In an article for the Chicago Sun-Times, David Mack writes : In a… Continue Reading

A Better Way to Open a Door

A Better Way to Open a Door

Brink’s door locks (PUSH PULL ROTATE) are the first knobs and levers that open three ways: 1. Rotate the knob or lever with your hand 2. Push on the knob or lever with your hip or elbow 3. Pull on the knob or lever with your finger No matter which way it’s opened, the door… Continue Reading

Housing Older Americans – U.S. Not Ready

Housing Older Americans – U.S. Not Ready

Housing older Americans: Infographic According to a study released the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and AARP Foundation the But housing that is affordable, physically accessible, well-located, and coordinated with supports and services is in too short supply. Housing is critical to quality of life for people of all ages, but especially for older… Continue Reading

SenseGiz Star Wearable Smart Tech Device

SenseGiz Star Wearable Smart Tech Device

SenseGiz Star Have you ever wondered how someone who fell and was incapacitated could press their alert button, or somehow activate their personal electronic monitoring system? Apparently the folks at SenseGiz did as well. They are preparing to launch STAR “a multifunctional wearable smart tech device” that works in conjunction with a smart phone. Watch: Continue Reading

Meres ‘Mack’ McCarroll

Meres ‘Mack’ McCarroll

Dear Readers, The past year has been filled with unexpected life challenges and deep heart ache. Many of you know that my mother-in-law passed unexpectedly in September of 2012. Most of you do not know that the following February Meres (Mack), my husband, my best friend, my partner in business and life, was diagnosed with… Continue Reading

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