So What IS Aging in Place??

Aging in place is a housing and healthcare option that integrates design, equipment and services to provide the opportunity and ability to safely remain in the home of your choice even as your health and mobility changes. Aging in place works best when people proactively prepare their home environments before accidents or injuries occur. These preparations can range from simple …

Aging in Place During a Pandemic

We know aging in place is the preferred living situation for older adults – over 80% of adults say they plan to live out their lives in their own homes. While aging in place has many benefits, it would be an understatement to say it has been hard this last year. Quarantine fatigue and social isolation directly affect mental health …

New Year for HomesRenewed

2020 taught us many lessons about our healthcare system and rampant racial inequality in America.  One of the biggest lessons learned: we need to take better care of older people who have suffered dreadfully from the pandemic. To date, approximately 40%  of the people who’ve died from Covid-19 either lived in or worked at nursing homes and other senior congregate …

Aging in Place and covid-19

“Flatten the Curve” may well become the phrase of the year. Taking steps to increase personal safety to avoid the need for acute care that can overwhelm hospitals and the healthcare system. That could be the definition of aging-in-place. Few us had that concept to describe it before. But now, with the total upending of the notion that congregate ‘senior’ …

HomesRenewed Advocacy Strategy

JOIN HomesRenewed! HomesRenewed is working for YOU and with YOU toward our shared goal of increasing the number of houses updated for aging in place. Rather than the stock phrase “aging in place” we call it to “prepare for life throughout the modern lifespan.” Updating homes is our focus but we, as a country, need to update our institutions, programs …

Deadline TODAY June 26: Write Senate Aging

DEADLINE Today! (June 26, 2019) Make sure we are heard! Your cut and paste letter is below. Send it NOW! Do NOT Delay! The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has requested recommendations for policies to advance the goal of evidenced based falls prevention. HomesRenewed prepared a letter for the committee. We also prepared a cut and paste supporting letter for …

Boy Scouts or Bargain Shoppers?

Dear Friends and Supporters, Should you JOIN HomesRenewed Coalition? Of course you should. Here’s why! Most people will age in their homes but their homes are not prepared. HomesRenewed is leading the charge to update homes.   We need you to add your voice to the coalition — JOIN US! Boy Scouts or Bargain Shoppers? Or is it just B-S? Over …

Disruptive Aging in Place and the Forgotten Middle

There is good reason The Forgotten Middle, a recent report from Health Affairs, sponsored by the National Investment Center (NIC), is getting buzz. This report, written by researchers at NORC, documents what has long been suspected by some of us in the field of aging and the longevity market- there is a huge middle income component of the older demographic …

Harvard Report Data at Long Term Care Insurance Conference

The new report from Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Improving America’s Housing, 2019, shows that Americans over 55 spend $152 BILLION per year on improving their homes. These people are already remodeling. It seems a no-brainer to encourage these homeowners to update their homes for “modern longevity”.  Because these folks are ready, willing and able to spend their own money, …