Practical Suggestions to Help Loved Ones Age in Place Safely
Practical Suggestions to Help Loved Ones Age in Place Safely

This site is dedicated to providing practical suggestions and guidance on assisting aged loved ones with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living such as cooking, cleaning, handling finances, shopping, transportation, and other IADL tasks.

The far majority of senior citizens hope to “age in place”. They wish to live as long as possible in their own homes. While this is not possible or safe for all senior citizens, many elderly persons have been able to safely stay at home for the majority of their golden years.

In recent decades, more and more emphasis has been placed on giving attention to ADL and IADL care. This stands for Activities of Daily Living, and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. These are basically categories of care. When a person needs help with ADL activities, this usually means having to live in a facility, or have someone live with them to care for these items. IADL is different. It can be thought of as “preventative maintenance”. Seniors begin to need assistance with certain basic aspects of daily living. For example, IADL can refer to tasks such as paying bills, shopping, cooking, etc. If these activities are interrupted, they can severely impact our loved ones health and well being. However, by caring for these items ahead of time, the elderly will be able to live more independently, more safely, and more comfortably in their own home.

Many websites give basic examples of what IADL care includes, but very few provide practical suggestions on how to make these adjustments work in the real world.

Many websites give basic examples of what IADL care includes, but very few provide practical suggestions on how to make these adjustments work in the real world. This is the purpose of this website. I’ve had to learn much about this on my own and find my own “hacks” and methods on how to help my grandmother who wishes to remain at home. As I find ways of making adjustments in her home and routine, I’m going to share them with all of you. If you are interested in this subject, please use the RSS feed, or follow on Facebook or Twitter to get notified of new posts. Please comment, ask questions, or even provide alternate suggestions so we can share this valuable information.

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