Resources

Looking for more information on home accessibility for yourself or a loved one? You can always contact Lifeway Mobility for a free home assessment and information on safety and accessibility products.

We also recommend visiting the links below for more information:

  • Blog – Our expert technicians answer your questions and provide how-to guides and safety resources.
  • Events Calendar – Lifeway offers a variety of educational seminars on home safety and patient handling.
  • Funding Sources – Wondering how you’ll finance your home modifications or accessibility products? There are a variety of funding sources available.
  • Helpful Links – Get additional support from local and national associations and programs.

 

1) Grantmakers in Aging has a searchable database of 200 age-friendly programs across the country with brief descriptions and contact information (some of you already stumbled on this for Email Exercise 3). Put in your state and use the drop down “issue” menu – there’s a home modifications option to locate programs in your areas:

http://www.giaging.org/programs-events/community-agenda/community-agenda-database/

2) With the aging of the population around the world, it’s important to consider innovations in other countries that help older people remain in their communities. Recently, the U.S. Administration for Community Living shared a model in Canada that looks at the key roles that supportive people and support services can play to reduce isolation and loneliness, to manage chronic health issues, and to prevent avoidable hospitalizations.

Home for Life in South Georgian Bay, a community in Ontario, Canada, involves six organizations coming together to create a web of resources for their growing 65+ population.  With the help of volunteers, a 211 system to initiate and engage services, and a “back to the village” vision that also supports older individuals using computers and new technologies to age in place, Home for Life is an innovation that should be examined for replication elsewhere. Read more and watch a video here:

http://www.homeforlifesgb.com/Our-Vision.html