By Anna Hazard
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Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - Exterior
Part 3 - Landscaping & Gardens
Part 4 - Patio, Porch, & Deck
Part 5 - Garage & Carports
Part 6 - Entrances, Exits, & Thresholds
Part 7 - Exterior Steps & Ramps
Part 8 - Threshold Lighting & Windows
Part 9 - Interior Doors & Halls
Part 10 - Interior Steps & Staircases
Part 11 - Interior Stairlifts
Part 12 - Interior Elevators
Part 13 - Living Room
Part 14 - Kitchen
Part 15 - Dining Room
Part 16 - Bedroom
Part 17 - Bathroom
Part 18 - Laundry Room
While they may not come to mind as readily as their indoor equivalents, exterior structures such as decks, patios, porches, and balconies should also be tweaked so that they better fit the needs of seniors with aging-in-place in mind. Exterior spaces can be made into accommodating environments where a senior can safely enjoy a bit of fresh air or outdoor viewing without having to venture into the landscaping itself.
When it comes to decks, patios, porches and balconies the ultimate goal is to have an area that can be reached and navigated safely & easily while remaining relatively low maintenance. These types of structures are generally connected directly to the interior of the house through an entrance way and often include another exit out unto the yard, driveway, or exterior landscaping of the area.
By Brenda Kimble
Kids are smarter than we give them credit for. While they might still be their delightful, exhausting, rambunctious selves when you’re feeling your worst, they can always tell when something’s not quite right. And just like the rest of us, that can make them stress out and worry that the worst could possibly happen to someone they absolutely adore.
Stress isn’t healthy for anyone, whether you’re 5 or 85—and it’s not just your children who are piling it on. We’re also betting that wondering what to tell your kids about your symptoms and your bad days isn’t great for your mental health, either.
In fact, telling your children what’s up can help you teach them healthy communication skills along with empathy and compassion. There are many reasons to fill your littlest loved ones in on the basics of your chronic illness and what it means for you and your family. Here’s how to get it right.
By Anna Hazard
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News updates, tips, and guides on senior care, senior health, stress relief and a host of other caregiving related topics from the professionals at Ella Stewart Care.