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By Janet Engel OT/L, CAPS This article explores 5 ways to improve home safety and reduce caregiver burnout. Many of us can identify with the term “caregiver.” In fact, many more of us will be identifying with that term as the demand for caregivers increases with an aging population. The number of people providing unpaid […]

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caregiver and a woman sitting on her walker, caregiver burnout

By Janet Engel OT/L, CAPS This article explores 5 ways to improve home safety and reduce caregiver burnout. Many of us can identify with the term “caregiver.” In fact, many more of us will be identifying with that term as the demand for caregivers increases with an aging population. The number of people providing unpaid […]

Accessible Bathroom

By Janet Engel, OT/L, CAPS Grab bars are the number one recommended safety equipment in a bathroom.  A grab bar can help reduce your fall risk in the bathroom. Almost everyone is familiar with the common grab bar. It is silver, large, and for many unsightly. However, over the years manufacturers have created a better […]

aging in place, home modification, safety, older adults

By Janet Engel. OT/L, CAPS As our life expectancy continues to increase, so does our likelihood of developing dementia. We may be asking ourselves this question: Is mom or dad safe at home alone? Dementia is a condition characterized by progressive or persistent loss of intellectual functioning, especially with impairment of memory and abstract thinking, […]

aging in place, home modification, safety, older adults

  Cosentino has been producing high quality products that have multiple uses (flooring, sinks, shower pans, counter-tops, and even furniture) for over 40 years. Their brands are synonymous with quality, beauty, and the latest advancements in technology. Their Dekton Grip+ product is now raising the bar for flooring manufacturers everywhere. It promises to serve the […]

aging in place, home modification, safety, older adults

Our kitchen appliances are one of the biggest investments we make in our home. Where these appliances are placed in the kitchen helps to determine their utility and value to the homeowner, especially to older adults. In fact, the types of appliances and where they’re installed ultimately determine how smart, functional, and accessible a kitchen […]

Bathrooms in the homes of older adults should be both safe and functional. Many of the new designs for bathroom fixtures from top manufacturers help meet this goal, while also helping to make the bathroom stylish and beautiful. Let’s take the toilet as an example.  The toilet obviously is one of the key fixtures in […]

  The majority of falls occur in the home or very close to it (garden or Porch). Lighting is a huge factor in fall prevention. We can use both natural light and artificial light to greatly reduce our risk for falls inside the home. So lets’ do it!       This article is going to focus on […]

aging in place, home modification, safety, older adults

   Bathrooms can be a messy place. They shouldn’t be dangerous and ugly too. This article is going to educate you on how you can make your bathroom safer, more accessible, and comfortable. Our goal is to help you create a home for life! If you read my last blog, “The ABC’s of Fall Prevention,” you […]

aging in place, home modification, safety, older adults

The single most important thing we can do as we age is to avoid a fall. “Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.—making falls the leading cause of injury and death in this age group. 1 in 4 adults will fall each year in the United […]

    Seniors are choosing to live in a multi-generational home. Also, the Number of Americans living in a multi-generational household ( 3 or more generations) has nearly quadrupled in the past decade. The Generations United organization estimates 66.7 million adults ages 18+ live in a multi-generational family unit. That is more than 1 in […]