How to Age in Place

How to Age in Place

Planning for a Happy, Independent, and Financially Secure Retirement

By Mary A. Languirand, PhD; Robert F. Bornstein, PhD

Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781607744160, 250pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Description
The first authoritative and comprehensive guide to "aging in place"--a burgeoning movement for those who"don't"want to rely on assisted living or nursing home care--which allows seniors to spend their later years living comfortably, independently, and in their own home or community.
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.


About the Author
Robert F. Bornstein, Ph.D., is currently a professor of psychology at Gettysburg College, and has published more than 100 articles and 30 book chapters on psychological diagnosis, testing, and treatment.

Mary A. Languirand, Ph.D., is co-author of The Thinking Skills Workbook, a pioneering treatment manual for cognitive remediation in older adults. She is in full-time private practice counseling older adults and their families, as well as health professionals about the complexities of nursing home, assisted care, and in-home services. The authors are married and live in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. They are also the authors of When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care The Complete Guide.



Robert F. Bornstein, Ph.D., is currently a professor of psychology at Gettysburg College, and has published more than 100 articles and 30 book chapters on psychological diagnosis, testing, and treatment.

Mary A. Languirand, Ph.D., is co-author of The Thinking Skills Workbook, a pioneering treatment manual for cognitive remediation in older adults. She is in full-time private practice counseling older adults and their families, as well as health professionals about the complexities of nursing home, assisted care, and in-home services. The authors are married and live in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. They are also the authors of When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care The Complete Guide.



Praise For How to Age in Place

“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