Resource Links – Day to Day Living

This page is a list of resources for seniors that readers have recommended, sometimes because they are involved with providing the service but other times just because the resource had been helpful either to them or a friend or family member. The links below are direct links to the resource, but you can often find a post explaining how or why the link appears in this list.

Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring

This guide offers plenty of valuable information:

• Getting started on finding care, understanding different and varied care options available, as well as costs and legal considerations when planning for elderly care.
• Home modifications and assistive technologies that can improve the daily living of elderly family members.
• Support networks and charities that offer help and support for both people in need of elderly care and their families.
• Other helpful resources and tools to help family members begin to find the best possible care option for their elderly.

https://supercarers.com/elderly-care-guide/

Aging at Home: Common Problems and Solutions

As we get older, many of our homes no longer work as well for us. But most of us want to remain in the homes we love.

Fortunately, there are many solutions. There are trained experts in home modification all over the country. There are also new tools to address the specific issues of aging.

http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/aging-at-home-problems-solutions/

Looking for an adjustable bed?

Best Adjustable Beds Brands Buyers Guide

Report compiled by US Consumer Affairs Research Team & gives good information on types of beds, suitability, surfaces, features of motors, controls, warranty and aesthetics to help you not be taken advantage of during your search. This is followed by reviews of many brands of beds.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/furniture/adjustable-beds/#guide-features

Sleep and Aging: Sleep Guide for Seniors

Understand common sleep problems seniors face and how to treat them

https://www.mattressadvisor.com/sleep-and-aging/

Your sleep is critical to your well-being, and any issues you experience should be acknowledged and treated. Take action to learn how to recognize common sleep problems you may experience as you age and the best methods for treatment.

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Best Home Improvement Loans for 2019

https://lendedu.com/blog/best-home-improvement-loans

Resource for US homeowners – an outline the best personal loan options for home improvements, including information on each lender such as their rates, loan amounts, and eligibility requirements. Also included is basic information on home improvements including when they should be considered, alternative financing options that are available, the typical home improvement loan rates, and more.

From Elmer George of elderville.org, who says:
“As a senior who recently purchased a home and made significant modifications to it, I can’t tell you how much people like me (people of all ages, really) appreciate having easy access to info about buying and maintaining a home.” so here are his list of recommended links.

A Guide to Downsizing for Seniors and Their Loved Ones

Should You Own or Rent a Home in Retirement?

Saving for a Home Post-Bankruptcy: A Three-Step Guide for Families

7 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas That Increase Home Value (And What To Avoid)

How to Deter Burglars: Keeping Potential Robbers Away From Your Home

2018 Smart Home Technology for Seniors

Recently published is a guide about technology that helps seniors live on their own more independently. This guide is easily accessible, compatible with screen reader technology, and equipped with larger font making it very reader friendly. The optimized guide also lists all the latest and greatest technology for seniors who wish to age in place.

https://www.allconnect.com/blog/smart-home-technology-seniors/

Beware of Scams

Lottery Scams
A lottery scam is an attempt to fraudulently extract money from someone by pretending to be a legitimate lottery company or winning player. It has sadly become a too common method of deception as such scams prey on people’s desire to win money and the popularity of big lottery games. Find out how to identify the most common types of scam and how to avoid them.

https://www.lotto.net/scams

Learn Something New

Using the Internet for Seniors – Beginner’s Guide

Udemy - Build the life you imagine through online learning
SeniorLink’s online Computer Learning Centre
Free Online Computer Classes
GCF LearnFree.org wide range of Tutorials
Free Computer Tutorials

And Have Some Fun While Learning

 

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