Covid-19 As we start to turn the corner, and
more people are vaccinated, let’s make sure
we are still looking out for Mom and Dad!
Get An At Home for Life Assessment and
help them stay safely at home.
Now Also Available Virtually!!
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our elderly population harder than most. Seniors who are isolated at home are becoming weak, frail and sedentary leading to an increased risk for falls.
Nearly every day my phone rings and I speak with people who are in a panic about how to deal with their aging parents who are struggling to provide for themselves. I am an Occupational Therapist and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, with more than 35 years of experience in the field of geriatric rehabilitation, the past 17 years in home care. And who better to help you then the one who “wrote the book” on aging in place?
So, call me. The initial phone consultation is free of charge. From there we can set up a time to discuss in detail how best to help your parent(s) and make a plan that works for all involved.
If they are no longer safe on their own, they might benefit from an At Home for Life Assessment where we will evaluate all aspects of the home, both inside and out, and formulate a series of recommendations for how best to adapt the residence to safely and successfully Age in Place. Check out our At Home for Life Assessment link for more information as well as other available services.
Keep Them Safe, Keep YOU Sane
Modify your parents’ home so they can safely age in pace
A survey by AARP shows that 90 percent of seniors wish to remain in their homes where they created so many wonderful memories. But declining physical and cognitive abilities often derail those desires. When the issue of “How safe are Mom and Dad?” comes up, and the question “Can they stay in their home?” arises, it often causes conflict between parents and kids. The answer is to somehow meet in the middle. By getting them to agree to modify their surroundings, you can help your parents to stay in their home for as long as possible.
In her book, Age In Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing, and Decluttering Mom and Dad’s Home (Bull Publishing) Lynda provides a practical step-by-step, room-by-room guide to simple modifications that can help seniors make their homes safer and easier to navigate. Shrager offers readers clear and practical solutions, from how to sleuth out the places most likely to cause a potential fall to detecting declines in hearing by whether the TV volume is blasting.
In bookstores now! Click on Age in Place to order your copy on-line.
Jane E. Brody, Personal Health Columnist dedicated her New York Times column to the book with a great review: How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home (PDF)
Click here to see what readers are saying about Age in Place
Hire Lynda to Present a Workshop
Lynda offers a variety of workshops and seminars. Topics include: how to get your affairs in order by organizing home and health information along with tips for decluttering and downsizing; strategies for families to help loved ones age safely in place; methods for tackling the job of caregiving; and how to negotiate the health care system to enhance positive outcomes. Click here on Hire Lynda to learn more about what she has to offer your organization.
Lynda is featured in new articles in AARP and EP Magazine
I have been interviewed for many articles throughout my career but never have I been more thrilled to have contributed significantly to the September 2021 edition from the mothership for all things on aging – AARP! Log on to: https://otherwisehealthy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/29-Ways-to-Make-Your-Home-Safer-and-More-Secure-AARP-September-2021-1.pdf
Check out the cover story in the August 2021 annual Accessible Homes edition of EP Magazine (formerly known as Exceptional Parent). EP’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all people with chronic lifelong conditions, as well as their physicians, allied health care professionals and caregivers involved with their care. EP readership is over 100,000 worldwide. Log on to: https://www.epmagazine.com/blog/navigate-your-home-safely-and-easily-with-these-simple-modifications