When you Simply want to stay Home

Those of you who read this column regularly may remember that in March of this year I wrote a column discussing electronic monitoring and how this technology can help our loved ones live independent lives in their own homes longer. I am excited to be able to report that Solid…

Ten Years Later – A Perspective

This month marks ten years since Solid Rock Enterprises was founded. In looking back, many things have changed dramatically and other things have stayed the same. In June of 2001 none of us knew that in a few months we would face the most deadly attack on American soil. While…

“I’m not ready for that yet!”

I recently had a display at a trade show targeted at seniors. As part of my display I had about a dozen grab bars with different colors, finishes, textures displayed along the front of my table. Throughout the course of the show, I heard people say over and over, “I’m…

Getting in the Door

While I usually highlight issues inside the home, this month I’m going to talk about getting in the door. While most of us never give it a second thought until we have trouble negotiating them, most homes have at least two or three steps from ground level to the front…

Is There a Village in Your Future?

There is a small but growing movement sprouting in this country that is creating “elder villages” where seniors who wish to remain in their own homes as they age are banding together to help themselves and each other access the services they want and need to make their lives more…

Med Cottage

You may have already heard about the MedCottage. There has been a lot of coverage over the past few months about this unique approach to aging in place. The MedCottage was created and developed by Ken Dupin, who lives here in Salem, VA. I had the opportunity to tour the…

A New Look at Aging in Place

I was reading a report* the other day that is subtitled “Rethinking Solutions to the Home Care Challenge’. Unless this is your first time reading Housing Matters you know that I am an advocate for Aging in Place and that I help people remain in their homes by remodeling for…

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