Content tagged "family caregiving housing"

Making Home Repairs After a Disaster

In addition to repairing the damage done to your home, now is a good time to think about any features you might need to add to make it more accessible and to...

The LiveAbility House

Family Caregiving Updated: August 01, 2013

Second Life® is a free, Internet-based virtual world. Global users, called residents, interact with each other within the Second Life® environment in real...

Universal Design Demonstration Video

Family Caregiving Home Energy Updated: August 09, 2012

The Ohio State University Extension Service produced a video that demonstrates universal design principles in homes. This video, Step into Easy Living with...

Housing Options for Older Adults

Family Caregiving Updated: August 09, 2012

Long-term care has changed significantly in recent years and continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s older adults. While many people wish to remain...

Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long-term Care Facility

Family Caregiving Updated: August 09, 2012

Choosing a nursing home can be a very important decision for you and your family. For those who need round-the-clock care due to disability or illness, a...

Making a Decision About a Nursing Home or Other Long-Term Care Facility

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

Making a decision about a long-term care facility for an older family member is difficult. Yet, it can be the best decision when a family member’s health...

Universal Design

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

Universal design, also known as "design for all people" or "design for the lifespan" is a concept for designing environments for all people, regardless of...

Assisted Living Facilities

Family Caregiving Updated: August 08, 2012

Assisted living facilities may be  appropriate for those individuals who cannot live by themselves and who need some assistance with activities of daily...

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Family Caregiving Updated: August 07, 2012

Carbon monoxide (CO) is known as the "silent killer." It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is produced by combustion-burning appliances such as...

Creating Respite Zones

Family Caregiving Updated: August 07, 2012

It is important for a caregiver to have a retreat, a place away from the care receiver. This retreat is a Respite Zone. It's a place in the home reserved for...

Home Safety in the Kitchen: Storage Considerations

Family Caregiving Updated: April 26, 2012

Have you ever started to prepare something in the kitchen and found that you couldn't reach the item you needed? Sometimes we are required to retrieve items...

Fall Prevention

Family Caregiving Updated: April 26, 2012

Fall prevention should be of particular concern for older adults, caregivers and care receivers. Falls are the most common cause of fatal injury among older...

Home Safety in the Kitchen: Burn and Fall Prevention

Family Caregiving Updated: April 26, 2012

Have you ever had an accident in the kitchen? Two common kitchen accidents are falls and burns. There are a number of things we can do to prevent these...

Home Safety in the Kitchen: Vision Changes

Family Caregiving Updated: April 26, 2012

Many of us don't see as well as we did when we were younger. If you have experienced this, then you understand the frustration that can come with vision...

Home Safety in the Kitchen

Family Caregiving Updated: April 26, 2012

The kitchen is considered by many to be one of the most important rooms in the house because of its role in independent living. The ability to cook is a...

Housing Options

Family Caregiving Updated: April 25, 2012

Many older adults search for housing options that are low maintenance yet safe and allow for independence. Some housing options provide support services such...

7: Principle Seven: Size and Space for Approach and Use

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

6: Principle Six: Low Physical Effort

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

5: Principle Five: Tolerance for Error

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

4: Principle Four: Perceptible Information

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

3: Principle Three: Simple and Intuitive

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

2: Principle Two: Flexibility in Use

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

1: Principle One: Equitable Use

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Source: The Center for Universal Design (1997). The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. Compiled by...

Making the Kitchen Safe and Accessible -- Mobility Limitations

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from arthritis or another form of joint pain/stiffness, then you know how difficult it can be to hold...

Furnishing a User-Friendly Home - Safety

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Furniture must be more than simply attractive. Here are some additional safety suggestions: From: Life-Cycle Housing: Furnishing a User-Friendly Home, by...

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