February 2011

What is right/wrong with this (Aging in Place) Picture

February 22, 2011
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I started reading this USA Today article about states enrolling their long term care clients in private plans to save money. Intriguing. They finally get the cost savings that come from good monitoring and management at home? Clients live in the home of their choice. One client who is sprung form a nursing home is… Continue Reading What is right/wrong with this (Aging in Place) Picture

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Universal Design for Cities

February 15, 2011
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I sent the following letter to the Washington Post last week. I was hoping to be published so I could link to it from this column. I have not been contacted so I guess it will not be in the Post. I am making it available on this blog. We have three significant transit oriented… Continue Reading Universal Design for Cities

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Re: Comments on Analog First

February 11, 2011
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AH! Just the discussion I was hoping for. I solicited and got great comments on the last post, Analog First, from some leaders for whom I have great respect. Thanks! Don’t get me wrong. I am a true believer in electronic in-home monitoring, neighborhood hubs where information is analyzed over time and just the right… Continue Reading Re: Comments on Analog First

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Aging in Place Technology- Analog First!!

February 9, 2011
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Blasphemy you say! I have been working up to this post for a while. A conversation with tech savvy aging entrepreneur Berry Brunk gave me a good opening.

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Aging in Place Monopoly

February 7, 2011
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*Fail to install grab bars, fall results in broken hip – pay $29,000 medical costs.

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Aging in Place – NO Choices

February 3, 2011
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I called my neighbor Maddie the other day to see if she needed milk or something. I have lived across the street from these folks for 25 years. Maddie’s husband Fred is one of the smartest people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He has every tool ever invented and knows how to… Continue Reading Aging in Place – NO Choices

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