August 2010

Aging in Place- Scorecard

August 27, 2010
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What is Aging in Place? a movement a policy approach an industry a housing and care alternative a solution a dream

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NPR Aging in Place series

August 23, 2010
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A four part NPR series by Jennifer Ludden on Aging in Place starts today. The first segment is a very good story that refers to a few families who are planning to age in place. I found one key line to be: “They know they will need help and they have a plan for that […]

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Marketing Universal Design

August 19, 2010
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I was catching up on some of my colleague’s writing today starting with Laurie Orlov’s blog Aging in Place Technology Watch about Aging in Place as a Crisis of Opportunity for CCRCs . Laurie referred to a piece by MIT Age Lab‘s Joe Coughlin in his blog, Disruptive Demographics, called Should I Stay or Should […]

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Aging in Place: The Questions

August 16, 2010
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Maryann Haggerty‘s article, A Safe Home, Step by Step, from this Saturday’s Washington Post has me thinking. The article contains good details covering problems and solutions for Aging in Place in homes with stairs.* Stairs are often the culprit forcing folks to move from their house. Planning in advance of a health problem, a point […]

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Elevator – Yes, Access NO!

August 13, 2010
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We are staying in a very nice house at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Kiawah is a beautiful place. We have come many times over the years. I taught my daughter to ride a bike here. This place means all the great things about a repeated family trip enjoying natural beauty. We rented a house with […]

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Aging in Place Model Programs Save $

August 9, 2010
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You will rarely catch me appearing facile with numbers. Just not my cup of tea. A recent article in The Minneapolis-St Paul Star Tribune caught my eye, though, because the numbers they claim are pretty clear.

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GE-Intel- Aging in Place #2

August 5, 2010
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Listening to the Webcast of the joint venture announcement from GE and Intel I picked up on the following important remarks. Louis Burns from Intel and Omar Ishrak from GE agree that the technology is not the roadblock holding back the market. The barriers are a combination of two major factors:

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GE-Intel, Aging in Place Technology

August 3, 2010
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The big news is that GE and Intel have formed a far reaching alliance to develop and market technology products that “will help seniors live independently and patients with chronic conditions manage their care from the comfort of their home or wherever they choose”* according to a press release from yesterday’s joint company announcement. What […]

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Aging in Place Excitement!

August 1, 2010
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Late Friday I got an excited email from John Migliaccio, a good friend, colleague and the research director at the MetLife Mature Marketing Institute. John is excited about an article in Thursday’s New York Times, “Technologies Help Adult Children Monitor Aging Parents” about real people using home monitoring technology.  John’s note was simple – “Its […]

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