Do you want to retire happily in a home you love?
For millions of Americans, living in a nursing home or assisted living facility is "not" how they d prefer to spend their retirement years. This is why more and more people are choosing to age in place a burgeoning national movement that enables older adults to live independently and comfortably in a place of their own choosing.
Aging in place takes some planning and foresight which is why clinical psychologists and aging specialists Mary Languirand and Robert Bornstein have created this indispensable guidebook to take you through every step of the process. Useful, actionable advice on financial planning enables you to set aside the resources you need, while a detailed explanation of Universal Home Design will help you hire the right contractors and modify your home to make it safe and livable for the long-term. With concrete guidance for obtaining necessary social services, transportation assistance, health care, and even home maintenance help, "How to Age in Place" teaches you to anticipate problems before they arise and plan accordingly.
Whether you re interested in a new post-retirement career, keeping your brain nimble, discovering (or rediscovering) your life s purpose, or strengthening your social network, "How to Age in Place" will help you live the good life into your 80s and beyond. It s never too late or too early to begin putting your plan in place."
- ISBN-13: 9781607744160
- ISBN-10: 1607744163
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press
- Publish Date: September 2013
- Page Count: 250
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-08-05
- Reviewer: Staff
Psychologists Languirand and Bornstein (When Someone You Love Needs a Nursing Home, Assisted Living or In-Home Care) penned this guide after concluding that there was “no comprehensive, user-friendly book” that addressed postretirement living, which may mean remaining in one’s own home or moving to a new residence where one can live (and age) as independently as possible. In easy-to-navigate chapters, the authors cover topics including finances (IRAs, annuities); services (health care and accessible shopping); and housing options (including how to “retrofit” for future needs). While part one (“Making It Work”) focuses on the nuts and bolts of setting a stage for secure retirement, part two (“Making It Count”) presents options for retirees, such as taking a course, volunteering, or even writing a book. Although the book’s tone is cheerful, readers should be prepared for frank discussions about dementia, hospice, assisted living, and “the D word.” Older readers will find a wealth of practical suggestions from the authors—a couple who, nearing retirement age themselves, amicably confess to having given up spicy wings and to taking a “tumble” while out conducting their own neighborhood “walkability” test. Agent: Joelle Delbourgo, Joelle Delbourgo Associates. (Sept.)