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My podcasts offers solutions to help older adults stay in their homes for as long as possible. We explore creative home modification solutions and talk to experts in the building and healthcare industry to help older adults and their caregivers navigate how to create safer, more attractive, and comfortable spaces while simultaneously increasing their home value. Let us educate you on creating a home that changes with you, so you can live your best life at any age!

Home Designs For Life: Remodeling Ideas To Increase Safety, Function, And Accessibility In The Home‪.‬ Janet Engel, OT/L, CAPS, ECHM

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My podcasts offers solutions to help older adults stay in their homes for as long as possible. We explore creative home modification solutions and talk to experts in the building and healthcare industry to help older adults and their caregivers navigate how to create safer, more attractive, and comfortable spaces while simultaneously increasing their home value. Let us educate you on creating a home that changes with you, so you can live your best life at any age!

    Author, Scott Fulton on his New Book WhealthSpan: More Years, More Moments, More Money

    Author, Scott Fulton on his New Book WhealthSpan: More Years, More Moments, More Money

    Scott Fulton, an expert in health and housing, discusses his book 'WealthSpan' and the key factors for aging well. He emphasizes the importance of asking the right questions and designing a framework for health and wealth based on individual values. The conversation covers topics such as diet, activity, cognitive health, and the impact of lifestyle on aging. Scott provides insights into preserving health, wealth, and independence as we age. The conversation covers a range of topics related to...

    • 55 min
    The Story of the Lotus Ring: A Revolution in Smart Home Technology

    The Story of the Lotus Ring: A Revolution in Smart Home Technology

    SummaryDeval Patel, CEO of Lotus, shares the story of developing the Lotus ring, a wearable device that controls home appliances. The ring eliminates the need for rewiring and internet, addressing privacy concerns. It is designed for ease of use and accessibility, benefiting individuals with disabilities, temporary limitations, and situational needs. The development process involved extensive user interviews and human-centered design. Challenges included engineering a curved ring and ensuring...

    • 46 min
    Home Modifications for Aging in Place Can Be A Lucrative Business With the Right Partnerships

    Home Modifications for Aging in Place Can Be A Lucrative Business With the Right Partnerships

    SummaryNick Middleton, a general contractor and certified Aging in Place specialist, discusses Knoxville Aging in Place and their partnership with Habitat for Humanity. They offer home modifications such as ramps, walk-in showers, widening doors, and kitchen remodels to help individuals age in place. Middleton explains the benefits of being part of the VGM Live At Home network, which ensures reliable products and companies. He also mentions the geographical area they serve, which includes a 4...

    • 24 min
    Melissa Hladek, Expert on Hoarding Disorders Talks About Addressing Hazards In the Home & Aging In Place

    Melissa Hladek, Expert on Hoarding Disorders Talks About Addressing Hazards In the Home & Aging In Place

    Melissa Hladek, a hoarding remediation expert, shares her career journey and insights into hoarding disorder. She explains that hoarding is a result of one decision at a time and a lack of follow-through. Hoarding disorder is a specific medical diagnosis characterized by a lack of insight. Melissa emphasizes the importance of addressing safety hazards in hoarded homes, such as fall risks and poor air quality. She discusses the initial steps she takes when working with a client, which include ...

    • 39 min
    The Importance of Proper Lighting in Home Design

    The Importance of Proper Lighting in Home Design

    SummaryMaria Szeglowski the kitchen and bath sales designer for Richelieu, discusses the company's advanced lighting products that enhance home environments and promote aging in place. Richelieu is known for being ahead of the curve in lighting innovation, offering products such as silicone lighting and LED back in 2008. They have developed a plug and play system that eliminates the need for complex wiring and allows for easy installation. The company also offers a range of other products, in...

    • 29 min
    The Mailbox is Now Suited for Aging in Place: MB Sentinel's Founder, Jeff Kutas, Discusses His Innovative Approach to Mail Delivery Systems

    The Mailbox is Now Suited for Aging in Place: MB Sentinel's Founder, Jeff Kutas, Discusses His Innovative Approach to Mail Delivery Systems

    Jeff Kutas, founder of MB Sentinel, discusses his aging in place product, the Box Gobbler, which solves the problem of package delivery and returns. The product offers great ergonomics and ease of use, allowing packages to be delivered directly into the home. It is a universal solution for people of all ages and can be integrated with home technology systems. The Box Gobbler is affordable and made in the USA. Kutas also highlights the company's partnership with St. Jude Children's Hospital an...

    • 27 min

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