AARP Archives - Aging in Place

How State Long-Term Care Services and Supports Measure Up

  A look at the Long-Term Care Services and Supports Scorecard, 2014. In the next few years, our nation faces an upsurge of older adults living longer with debilitating chronic conditions. Their need for specialized long-term care will soar and place new demands on health care and support systems. And adding more demand on care systems is the decline of family … [Read more...]

Find A Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)

The following article covers how you can find a Certified Aging in Place Specialist in your city. What is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist? The Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers, NAHB Research Center, 50+ Housing Council and the AARP. The program is designed to teach … [Read more...]

About Certified Aging in Place Specialist Training (CAPS)

This page tells you how to earn your CAPS designation. The following Certified Aging in Place Specialist training article covers the conditions and requirements for becoming CAPS certified. What is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist? The Certified Aging in Place Specialist training (CAPS) program was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers, … [Read more...]

Help for Making the Right Prescription Drug Plan Choice

Did you know that if you are on Medicare you are eligible for prescription coverage no matter what your health situation or how much money you have? What about those who are a very limited income? Did you know you could qualify for extra assistance with your prescriptions. These are just a few of the helpful tidbits and tools you will find on the Medicare Prescription Drug … [Read more...]

When to Have the Money Talk With Your Parents

Too often, adult children have no idea of the state their parents financial affairs are in and parents aren't usually prone to disclosing this type of information without some discussion. We've covered the difficulties of talking to elderly parents about money before, but it bears mentioning again. Talking openly with your parents before they are in a serious economic situation … [Read more...]