CareNextion is a program and interactive online guide to helping aid communication between caregivers. (https://carenextion.org) Both caregivers as well as those in need can find helpful public forums, resources, education as well as interactive program to aid communication.
Once registered, the website enables caregivers to schedule everything from visits, meetings, reminders, doctor appointments etc. and updates everyone actively with emails when someone confirms. Especially with the modern family sometimes spread out throughout the country, active and updated information in regards to giving care can easily . This allows cross communication to all care team members and assures that Mow or Dad gets to that check up.
Log on and give it a try!!
Lake Country Builders is an active member of the NAIPC.
The National Aging in Place Council is a senior support network. We work together to solve your problems. NAIPC was founded on the belief that an overwhelming majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes for as long as possible, but lack awareness of home and community-based services that make independent living possible. The Minneapolis, Minnesota organization is one of fourteen throughout the country.
Most Americans do not make a plan to age in place, although you should start thinking about one before you plan to retire. Creating a plan can prevent unexpected events from turning into crises that compromise one's ability to live independently. Most people spend more time and effort planning a vacation then their aging future!
Just as many of us made a plan to go to college, we should have a plan to age. In planning for college, we knew what school we would attend, approximately what we would spend on books and tuition, where we would live and what we would do for transportation. A plan to age needs to be just as detailed and just as common.
If that is your goal, we urge you to take advantage of our senior support network. Our members are experts in healthcare, financial services, elder law, design and home remodeling. We are dedicated to helping meet the needs of our aging population, and assist you so that you can remain independent in the housing of your choice.
Your Senior Support Network
They call them the Golden Years - and they should be just that. Your work is mostly behind you, your children are grown up and your life should be comfortable. We are here to help you.
Aging in Place is your senior support network. We are a collaborative group of professional service providers who are thinking about your future and your happiness.
The NAIPC will assist you to stay in your residence whatever the developments in your lives, to take care of your spouse or partner, to plan your finances, to have an open and cooperative relationship with your grown children and to find solutions for any inconvenience or problem you may confront.
Sample of our many and diverse Service Providers:
Daily Money Managers
Emergency Response Services
Home Accessibility Consultants
Interior Design/Home Remodeling: Lake Country Builders
Lifestyle Transition Services
Real Estate Services
Reverse Mortgages/Home Financing
Why do most people have their dishwasher, an appliance used multiple times a day, low to the ground? You have to bend over multiple times to load and unload the dishwasher, making it hard to use. Why not put it someplace more accessible and user friendly?
This past weekend I was up in Northern Minnesota, at a friend’s recently renovated cabin. One feature of their remodeled kitchen was a raised dishwasher with a drawer underneath it. While I was helping with dishes, I noticed what a huge difference raising the dishwasher was! It was much easier to reach the dishes and load and unload the dishwasher. Plus I wasn’t bending over as much, avoiding strain on my back. No storage was lost as there was a drawer underneath the dishwasher for items used less frequently. It is a great option for aging in place that works for all kitchen styles – whether it is a traditional kitchen, contemporary kitchen, or a kitchen in a lake home. What a perfect and simple universal design solution to make any kitchen more accessible to all end users!
The Stay At Home Blog is dedicated to improving knowledge and education regarding aging in place and to creating a safe living environment for seniors who choose to live at home.