Aging in Place Data Base

As of 12/2/2018

Welcome to Aging in Place. This portion of the web site is primarily for those members who desire to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Since there are alternatives to aging in place, they are included in summary as well. Our attempt here is to assemble helpful advice and links to locations which should ease the efforts in finding service providers that seniors may need as they age. There is a lot of help from government agencies, nonprofit organizations and vendors to make the search easier. The information has been consolidated below. Scroll down to find a topic of interest and Click on the subject to view the resources.

LLI provides this information without recommendations so you may select vendors you choose. The selection and contracting is your responsibility.

We are very interested in your opinion of this web site and your experience with any of the vendors you choose. Please email your comments or questions to LLInova.AiP@gmail.com.

The data base is in 3 sections:

WEB SITES

OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS

ALTERNATIVES TO AGING IN PLACE














    WEB SITES



    The best place to start is reviewing other web sites. They are professional maintained and easy to search.



    Fairfax County, Commission on Aging

    Web site www.FairfaxCounty.gov/OlderAdults

    This Web sites provides, first and foremost, a phone number to call for information and assistance for issues with the web site, aging, disability and caregivers. Fairfax County has many services including
         Adult Day Care
         Aging Transportation
         Care Management
         Home Repair
         In-Home Care
         And many more




    Retirement Living Source Book

    Web site www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com

    This web site provides information on Aging in place as well as help in finding other places to live including:
         Government and industry resources
         Legal and Financial help
         Health care and Providing House Calls
         Finding a community to live in
         The Retirement Living Source Book, published quarterly, is available free of charge. Log on to their web site and click on FREE Copies to order one.



    Senior Safety Reviews

    Web site www.seniorsafetyreviews.com

    Senior Safety Reviews examines multiple vendors of various categories of products that help you stay safe. They are not affiliated with any manufacturer and provide unbiased advice.
    Topics include:
         Medical Alert Systems
         Walk in Bath Tubs
         Hearing Aid Amplifiers
         Safe Bathroom Design for Seniors

    Aging Life Care

    Web Site www.midatlanticgcm.org

    A Geriatric Care Manager specializes in assisting older people and their families with long-term care arrangements. We can help you meet the challenges of long distance care giving, put together a comprehensive plan for present or future needs, provide extra assistance for relocation, or monitor your relative during your vacation.



    Senior Navigator

    Web site www.seniornavigator.org

    This web site is sponsored by the state of Virginia providing information on
         At home assistance with Caregivers
         Adult day care centers
         Home modifications for safe living
         In home assistance
         Transportation
         and references to
              Assisted Living Facilities
              Continuing Care Retirement Communities
              Nursing Facilities
              Alzheimer's disease and Dementia



    Five Star Rated Home Repair Contractors

    Web site www.fivestarrated.com

    This web site has 41 categories of services for your home.

    The services are Five Star Rated by Home Service Repairs, an independent research firm, identifying top-rated, premier local home service companies through a comprehensive evaluation that home owners can trust.



    Home Advisor

    Web site www.homeadvisor.com

    Search for contractors for all repair/remodeling or construction close to your zip code.



    AARP Web Site

    Web site www.aarp.org

    The AARP web site contains a lot of information, but is often difficult to find information you want. Below are two parts of the web site that may be of interest.

    www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving

    Provides advice on giving and receiving home care and help with finding care givers. Also provides help in finding housing for seniors.

    www.aarp.org/livable-communities

    Provides advice on modifications to your home to make it safer and healthier. Also here you may order the free Home Fit Guide.



    Power of Attorney

    Web site www.formswift.com/power-of-attorney#guide

    This Web site provides up-to-date and user friendly guidance in the five types of Power of Attorneys and why you should have one. It provides free down loadable Power of Attorneys for your use. FormSwift is not a lawyer or legal firm but does provide legal advice.



    Bankrate

    Web site www.bankrate.com/

    Through home modifications, seniors can not only increase the safety of their current home but also maintain their independence as well. Our resource provides financing options for these modifications, which could help seniors and their families avoid the potential higher costs associated with a long-term nursing home or retirement facility.

    Bankrate.com is the trusted source of financial rates and home mortgage data for outlets such as USA Today, The New York Times, and CNBC. Hundreds of top publications rely on Bankrate, as well. Outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, CNBC and Bloomberg depend on Bankrate as the trusted source of financial rates and information.

    To help you make their home modifications affordable, the Bankrate's article, "How to Finance Aging in Place Renovations: A Fully Accessible Guide". 

    www.bankrate.com/loans/personal-loans/aging-in-place-renovations/



    Senior Driver Web Sites

    Peruse the following websites to learn how to improve your driving as you age.

    · http://www.nvrides.org/ -- NV Rides is a network of service providers aiming to enhance and improve volunteer driving programs throughout Northern Virginia

    · Various Arlington County transportation options: https://aging-disability.arlingtonva.us/resources/transportation/

    · http://seniordriving.aaa.com/ - AAA's website focusing on "helping the senior driver in your life" make informed decisions on driving continuation or cessation. Includes skills assessment module and tips on features to look for when buying a car.

    · http://www.aarpdriversafety.org/ - AARP online driver safety course

    · https://goo.gl/rjU76g --AARP driving resource center

    · https://goo.gl/TX6ChH --Consumers Reports guide to buying a car for older drivers

    · CarFit - www.car-fit.org CarFit is an educational program sponsored by AAA, AARP, and AOTA that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles fit them. Learn how to sign up for the program in your area.

    · My Car Does What? -- www.mycardoeswhat.org Educational site that explains new safety features on cars

    · www.granddriver.net -- Virginia's website for senior drivers

    · www.roadwiserx.com -- look up your medications to learn how they may affect driving

    · www.thehartford.com/alzheimers/ -- This is a booklet on Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and how such degenerative diseases affect older person's ability to drive.  Also includes a "contract" for the elderly person to complete with his/her family on driving. 

    · American Occupational Therapy www.aota.org - Description, background, and registration information on the American Occupational Therapy Association's Older Driver Screening and Evaluation online course.

    · Driving Safely While Aging Gracefully - www.nhtsa.dot.gov This is a booklet created by NHTSA that outlines the physical effects of aging, as well as tips on coping with them so that you remain a safe driver as long as you can

    · National Institute on Aging's "Age Page" - www.nia.nih.gov Age page from the National Institute on Aging provides statistics, information on senior driving, and links to other resources on aging.

    · University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) Enhanced Driving Decisions Workbook - https://goo.gl/kcv7Cz Online, anonymous screening tool that probes health concerns you may be experiencing that could affect safe driving.

    · https://goo.gl/RriVnp Older driver information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

    Best Pick Reports

    Web site www.bestpickreports.com

    Contains a complete home care resources for top local companies. There are 49 categories of services with multiple carefully researched qualified professional contractors accessed by your zip code. The website also lets you order their free publication.



    Other general interest Web Sites

         A Guide to Downsizing for Seniors and Their Loved Ones

          Elderly Care House Design for Our Old Age

          Budget-Friendly Smart Home Accommodations for Seniors and Individuals with Special Needs

          Nutritional Needs for Seniors

         The 7 Worst Senior Exercises, and What to Do Instead

         10 Dating Safety Tips for Senior Women

         Healing After a Lifetime of Struggling with Addiction: The Senior's Guide to Reconnecting with Adult Children

         The Elderly and Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse














    OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS



    LLI has added these service providers to augment the web site information.



    Safe and Healthy Homes



    Dementia and Alzheimer's



    How Seniors Can Sleep Better

    Web site purple.com/blog/senior-sleep-guide

     Sleep is crucial to maintaining mental and physical health, but as we age, more factors come into play that may prevent us from getting a proper night’s rest. With that in mind, we’ve created a brand new guide detailing tips and tricks to get a better night’s sleep. Whether you are taking care of an elderly loved one, or just in need of more shut-eye yourself, this piece offers practical advice in a way that isn’t a total snoozefest to read – I really think you will enjoy it!



    Household Chores - Inside



    Household Chores - Outside

    See also Five Star Rated Home Repair Contractors, www.fivestarrated.com for contractors recommended for Handyman Services, Lawn care, Painting, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing, Tree Services and more.



    Comfort Care

    Web site www.comfortkeepers.com/home/care-services

    We understand that the demands of daily living are often moving targets. No two situations are ever alike. Comfort Keepers creates custom home service plans to meet your family’s needs. Our caregivers receive rigorous training geared to enrich lives and form strong bonds. At all our locations, these trustworthy relationships are the standard of care.



    Home Elevators and Lifts

    When you find it difficult to manage stairs there are several vendors who provide inside or outside elevators and lifts and others who provide chair lifts for stairways. The following are vendors that may be helpful in solving these problems.



    Check-in Program














    ALTERNATIVES TO AGING IN PLACE



    At some point one may decide remaining at home is too difficult. There are many options of living choices
         Moving to or forming a "Village
         Moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community
         Moving to an Assisted Living Facility
         Moving to an Extended Care Facility or Nursing Home
         Assistance with downsizing, moving and disposal/sale of your possessions can be helped by professionals such as



    Retirement Living Information Center

    Web site www.retirementliving.com

    This web site is a comprehensive source of information which covers the entire United States with guidance on best places to retire in each of the Senior Living Options, including Aging in Place. Also a discussion on Retirement Planning finance options and needs with solutions. There are also 36 Buyers Guides covering many retirement considerations, including finance issues, health issues, assistance items such as electric wheelchairs, walk-in tubs, stair lifts adjustable beds and activities for seniors including RVs and tours.



    Caring Transitions

    Web site www.caringtransitionsNOVA.com

    This web site is full of information which will help with the transition from your current to your next home. Review the web site and/ or call
         Terry Kern at (571) 441-0996 office
          (703) 627-0556 mobile
         Located at 11912 Bennett Road     Oak Hill, VA 20171



    Villages



    Housing Options