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Aging In Place Directory

Esther C Kane CAPS, C.D.S.

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Are you or a loved one hoping to live independently at home for as long as possible? The Aging In Place Directory podcast explores all aspects of aging in place - from home modifications and safety products, to caregiving tips and resources for older adults. Host Esther C. Kane, CAPS, C.D.S. shares insights from her training and experience as well as by interviewing experts on creating an environment that supports independent living as we age. Each episode will discuss key topics like fall p ...
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In this episode, Esther Kane discusses kitchen modifications for aging in place. She emphasizes that these modifications are not just for aging individuals but for anyone who wants a more accessible and safe kitchen. Kane highlights the importance of the kitchen as the heart of the home and the challenges that can arise as physical abilities change…
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Link to all my articles about Alexa Devices Summary In this episode, Esther Kane discusses how Alexa devices can help older adults stay independent and safe. She explores various skills and features of Alexa, such as the Echo Show's screen for visual assistance, the Buddy Scale for emergency contacts, checking symptoms, finding products on sale, an…
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This episode discusses the benefits of smart home technology for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Link to article on Alexa skills for older adults Keywords smart home technology, independent living, seniors, disabilities, safety, security, health monitoring, convenience, comfort, social connectivity, ease of use Takeaways Smart home techn…
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Whether you're dealing with temporary mobility issues, caring for a loved one, or planning for the future, this episode will provide valuable insights into creating a more accessible living space. 1. Stair Lifts Stair lifts are excellent for those who struggle with stairs in a multi-level home. - Types: Straight, curved, and outdoor models - Instal…
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Send us a Text Message. The Caregiver Club, a woman owned organization in St. Louis Missouri offers tips and organized outings to support the care partner of the person diagnosed with memory impairment. Learn more at caregiverclub.org Support the Show.Από τον Linda
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Improving lighting and reducing fall risks at home Why Lighting Is Important To help reduce falling and injuries. Falls are a major safety concern, especially for older adults. They are a leading cause of injury among older people. Fall prevention involves a multifaceted approach, including assessing and improving lighting, removing hazards, instal…
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Evangeline Bates has been an interior designer for decades but has added to her extensive repertoire the skills of an Aging In Place Specialist and Universal Design specialist as well. In this interview she gleefully talks about how integrating both skill sets has helped her to help so many of her clients to enjoy their living environments and to c…
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Send us a Text Message. Learn the risk factors for dementia and how lifestyle changes and disease management can reduce your dementia risks. Be proactive , seek answers, support and resources that will make a difference in the disease. Support the Show.Από τον Linda
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There are 10 areas to focus on to make the kitchen a safe place for seniors: Fire Safety is first and foremost the very first thing that should be addressed. Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are necessary tools in your kitchen. Just be sure to check / test them on a regular basis. Modifications to organize the kitchen to decrease clutter,…
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When discussing the first steps in the decluttering process on your podcast for Aging In Place Directory, you can draw from several expert recommendations to provide a comprehensive and practical guide. There's more information here Here are some key points and tips you can include: Key First Steps in Decluttering 1. Start Small: Choose a Small Are…
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Esther Kane, a retired occupational therapist and certified aging in place specialist, discusses the challenges of aging in place for baby boomers. She provides a detailed analysis of a photograph from an article published in the Wall Street Journal, highlighting safety concerns and recommendations for creating a safer living environment for senior…
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SummaryIn this episode, Esther Kane, a retired occupational therapist, discusses the importance of aging in place and the benefits it offers. She emphasizes the emotional, psychological, and cost-effective advantages of aging in place, as well as the challenges and considerations involved. Esther also provides practical advice for assessing one's h…
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SummaryThe podcast introduces the Aging in Place Directory and its purpose, covering topics such as aging in place issues, home modifications, family caregiving, and the need for aging in place specialists. It also discusses the challenges of finding these specialists and the creation of the directory to address this need. The podcast aims to provi…
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Subscriber-only episode Send us a Text Message. This premium content podcast educates listeners on the benefits of using a Trust Company to fund, administer, execute, and inform benefeciaries how they have been provided for. Not everyone has reliable, trustworthy relationships or family members nor the expertise required to administer a trust.…
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Send us a Text Message. Mary Schmidt, Sr. Vice President from TI-Trust joins me to help us learn how a trust company can help you develop and execute an aging life plan while representing your interests and serving your beneficiaries. Support the Show.Από τον Linda
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Send us a Text Message. June is National Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Learn the forms and signs of elder abuse plus the best way to report or ask for a wellness check. While some people are mandated reporters it takes a village to help spot an stop Elder Abuse. Support the Show.Από τον Linda
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Send us a Text Message. Meet Gina Baldwin, certified Speech Language Pathologist, endorsed by American Speech Language Hearing Association and creator of APP2Speak. APP2speak is a great tool for those suffering from profound hearing loss, anyone having difficulty with word finding or have a speech deficit due to stroke or illness. Learn how this in…
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Send us a Text Message. Learn what options are available when your physician orders additional therapies after a hospitalization and how to qualify. Inpatient Acute Rehab, Outpatient Day Programs, Outpatient Therapy Clinics and Medical Home Health. Support the Show.Από τον Linda
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Send us a Text Message. Creating an assisted living at home is possible! Adult Day Programming and Memory Care Homes are perfect for those with dementia. Meet Barth Holohan, president of Continuum, Continuum Care Management, Family Partners Adult Day and Family Partners Home. www.continuumcare.com www.familypartners.com www.familypartnershome.com S…
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Send us a Text Message. Does a life plan community sound like a good solution now and when your care needs change? Assisted living memory care or skilled memory care communities can be a solution when there is a dementia diagnosis. Listen and learn as we consider the pros and cons. Support the Show.Από τον Linda
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Send us a Text Message. Meet Cheryl J. Wilson, gerontologist and author, " I am the resident: Becoming the Advocate your Loved One Needs" and "A Complete Guide to Moving a Loved One in a Longterm Care Facility". Join us as we discuss her two books. Knowledge is power! Advocacy4seniors.com Support the Show.…
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Send us a Text Message. Senior Living Communities are popping up on every corner but what kind of community is it and what kind of care is provided. This week we learn about long term care communities, costs, residents rights and the importance of planning. Support the Show.Από τον Linda
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Send us a Text Message. Join Matthew Allgeyer from Fyra Capital and the host of Aging in Place Strategies and Answers. Learn why a Life plan is as important as your financial plan. You can reach out to Matt at: www.fyracapital.com Support the Show.Από τον Linda
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Send us a Text Message. Using the Conversation Starter Guide from theconversationproject.org will help us think through end of life decisions and share those wishes with our health care advocate. Have these conversations before you need them! Support the Show.Από τον Linda
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Send us a Text Message. Dr. Hedva Barenholtz Levy, author, Maybe it's your Medications, How to avoid unnecessary drug therapy and adverse drug reactions, shares what polypharmacy is and how a medication review can be helpful to your health and well being. Want to learn more? www.barenholtzlevy.com Support the Show.…
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Send us a Text Message. Beth Templin, D. PT. and owner of House Fit provides physical therapy in the home and at her clinic. Find out why her patients love House Fit and the value physical therapy provides in defying your age! Support the Show.Από τον Linda
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Subscriber-only episode Send us a Text Message. The Whole Body Reset, sponsored by AARP and endorsed by experts in nutrition, health and exercise will help you to Defy your Age! An easy to follow, no nonsense approach to eating whole foods and protein timing. The only thing you have to lose is mid-section weight gain!…
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Subscriber-only episode Send us a Text Message. Va.gov is a valuable tool for learning what benefits are available to Veterans. This podcast will offer insight into financial benefits and medically necessary benefits available to Veterans.Από τον Linda
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Subscriber-only episode Send us a Text Message. Medical Home Health is covered by your insurance and helps patients recover faster at home after a hospital stay or fall. Learn how to get an order and how to use these valuable services.Από τον Linda
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