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AIPatHome.com - Age in Place at Home - It's Where You Want to Be.

April 2009

The leading resource for people who are searching for products, services, information and reassurance
to better age in place.


AIPatHome Quote of the Month

"Maturity is about to get interesting! The boomers will bring a level of adventure, nuttiness, intellectual curiosity, and sexuality to a stage of life that has been relatively bland to date. They are about to change maturity into the 4th of July. " - Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D.

Ask Lysa
What is A "Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) are designed for healthy people who want to age in place with adaptable accommodations that meet their health and housing needs as they change over time. A CCRC involves a contract that guarantees services and care over an extended period of time. The contract can be an entrance fee (most common), equity agreement, or monthly fee (least common). CCRCs are also known as "Life Care Communities", "Life Care Facilities" and "Continuing Care Retirement Facilities". Click here for more detailed information about CCRCs.

Do you have an aging in place related question? Then "Ask Lysa" - submit your questions to asklysa@aipathome.com

50+ Homes & Communities: CCRC: La Costa Glen

Continuing Care Retirement Community: La Costa Glen

La Costa Glen is a Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Carlsbad, California. Designed by the KTGY Group, La Costa Glen offers a variety of housing options that includes villa, cottage units, independent living apartment homes, assisted living and skilled nursing on 55 acres in a park-like preserve. Click here to learn and see more of La Costa Glen.

Assistive Technology: The Greatest Gift

Graeme Philipson writing for the Sydney Morning Herald discusses how the growth of smart home technologies, falling costs and rising aging population is benefiting both the disabled and those want to age in place.  Five key areas are identified in which technology is being used to enable people to live productive, independent lives:

  • Health - Telehealth/Telemedicine
  • Home Automation
  • Security
  • Communication
  • Lifestyle

Click here to read "The Greatest Gift"

AIPatHome Show-n-Tell: Elevators, Ramps & Lifts

Increasingly people are looking for information about home elevators, ramps and lifts, to extend the livability of their home.  Have you installed a home elevation device in your house? Are you a professional who has done an assessment, recommended or installed an elevator, ramp or lift? We want you to share your story and pictures with other AIPatHome readers. Talk about what you learned and think others would want to know to help them make a similar decision, for example:

  • Why did you decide to install a home elevation device?
  • How did you make your selection?
  • How has it changed your life at home?

Send your story and pictures to learnhow@aipatahome.com


Your rants, raves and suggestions are always welcome....especially the raves!  Seriously, let us know what we can do to help bring you the information and access to other resources to best age-in-place in the home and community of your choice.  Send your comments to talktous@aipathome.com.

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