Author: Tom Bills

You Chose Your Mother In-Law Suite Floor Plans, Now what?

Buying floor plans for an in-law suite is an exciting and important first step in creating a multi-generational home. The design process is full of essential questions about what the space needs and what the space will look like. However, once the plans are in hand, the decision-making process is not over. In fact, in order to complete your vision for a complete in-law suite, the process has really just begun. Next Steps After Choosing A Floor Plan With all this, your floor plans are a comprehensive starting point. To bring the plans to fruition, however, it is critical...

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The First Stage of Successful Aging in Place

Aging in place is the goal of many senior citizens. After all, very few people look forward to spending the last few days of their lives in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or hospital. However, aging in place doesn't just happen. It must be carefully planned and arranged. The first stage of making arrangements for your loved one to remain in place as he or she ages is to look forward into the future. This might involve asking some personal questions. Your loved one may get upset with you and insist that he or she will manage just...

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Three Steps for Successful Aging in Place

The Parents of "Baby Boomers" are Living Longer We are living in a time where there are more elderly people around us than ever. The parents of our "baby boomers" are now living longer lives. In many cases where the care of our elderly is concerned, most would rather spend their aging years at home or "age in place". This is a term used when referring to them living at their home of many years or in an environment not equipped for healthcare, such as assisted living and independent living facilities. Most seniors have a strong desire to remain...

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Elevators for Mother In-Law Suites

It is becoming increasingly more popular to move in-laws into your home to ensure that they have a safe and comfortable place to live as they age. Aging loved ones who own their own home usually have accessibility issue. If they are challenged by climbing stairs, a residential elevator may be the solution to make the designated space accessible for everyone. Here are some tips that you need to address to ensure that the purchase and installation of an elevator in your home will solve the accessibility difficulty for everyone. Using an Existing Closet The perfect solution would be...

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Eye Opening Alzheimers Videos That Could Change Your Life

The holiday season has begun. I hope that your holidays will be bright and happy. If you have a loved one you are caring for with Alzheimer’s disease I wish you a new found hope of care and compassion after reading this article and watching the videos, I believe it could be life changing and at the least very eye-opening. I have a suggestion for you, as a caregiver, to take a few moments and watch an amazing concept that can be adopted for home therapy for an aging loved one. The video is titled “ Shifting the Perception...

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