How to Age in Place
How to Age in Place
Planning for a Happy, Independent, and Financially Secure Retirement
Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781607744160, 250pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
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.
Mary A. Languirand received her PhD in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1987, and completed an internship in clinical geropsychology at the R. H. Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Languirand is coauthor of "The Thinking Skills Workbook" (Charles C. Thomas, 1980, 1984, 2000), a treatment manual for cognitive remediation in older adults. She now practices full-time in Long Island, New York, providing clinical services to individuals and families, and consulting to multidisciplinary treatment teams in skilled nursing facilities.
Robert Bornstein received his PhD in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1986, completed an internship at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, and is professor of psychology at Adelphi University. Dr. Bornstein has published more than two hundred articles and book chapters on personality dynamics, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. His research has been funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation, and he received the American Psychological Association s 2005 Theodore Millon Award for Excellence in Personality Research."
“This should be required reading for anyone over fifty. Much more than just a guide to aging in place, this book provides a comprehensive roadmap for boomers eager to enjoy the best retirement possible. Written in an engaging and upbeat style, this is an incredibly informative, useful, and valuable read.”
—Nancy Collamer, author of Second-Act Careers and creator of MyLifestyleCareer.com
“This excellent book doesn’t tell you to stubbornly stay wherever you happen to live now. Rather, it helps you see decades into the future, so you can decide where to live, why it’s best for you, and how to make it happen. Highly recommended!”
—John E. Nelson, author of What Color is Your Parachute? for Retirement