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What to Know Before Choosing an In-Home Care Provider

“I worry I will fall in my house and there won’t be anyone there to help me.” “Since my husband passed away, I don’t have much interest in eating well.” “I’ve lived in this house for 40 years. There’s no other place I would call home!” Do any of these statements sound familiar?...

3 Reasons Affordable Housing Promotes Healthier Aging

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We all deserve quality, safe housing that is also affordable. Living in the right housing environment promotes better mental and physical health and a better quality of life for everyone. These positive outcomes, in turn, support healthier communities. Affordable housing is...

Enhancing Lives Every Day: The Value of Activity-based Programs for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Scott Osterfeld with a resident of Graceworks Enhanced Living community
Day programs, such as those offered by Graceworks Enhanced Living, provide a place for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be active within their community and socialize with others, outside of a home environment. These coordinated programs give...

Bridging Generational Divides Through Technology

Student helping Graceworks Luther Community Housing resident learn to use a computer
In our ever-changing digital world, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest technological trends. But it can be especially frustrating for older adults, who may be learning technology for the first time. While today’s teens grew up surrounded by smartphones, wireless...

5 Things to Know About Aging in Place

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Today’s seniors are healthier, more active and have more choices than ever before, and many are choosing to “age in place.” As it implies, aging in place refers to the decision to remain living in your own home for as long as it makes sense to your health and...

Community Living Promotes Independence for Individuals with Disabilities

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It can be difficult for caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to “let go” and allow them to find a more independent lifestyle. As with any change, there is always a natural fear of the unknown. Caregivers may ask themselves questions like:...

The Importance of Affordable and Accessible Housing for Older Adults

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As the Baby Boomer generation ages, it’s projected that the number of Americans over the age of 65 will more than double by 2040, increasing to about 91 million. The rapid growth of the senior population means that there will be an increased need for housing options that are...

What is the Value of Community Inclusion?

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Everyone deserves the right to be fully included and immersed in their community and enjoy opportunities to live, learn, grow, work and socialize with others side by side. This includes older adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, who need varying levels of...

5 Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors

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In-home care provides comfort, safety, and security for seniors who need minimal daily support and assistance. In general, there are two types of in-home care for seniors: non-medical and medical. Non-medical home care is best for seniors who need a little extra support with...