Better Living Team
Aging-in-Place Solutions Through Collaboration
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Every day we deal with people aging in place. Everyone seems to feel so alone in the process. I always say there should be a support group for people trying to age in place. This website is our solution. People can ask questions anonymously – no real names ever needed – without embarrasment or fear of anyone trying to contact you to sell you something.
When aging in place, there seem to be more new challenges than you ever counted on. You don’t have to figure everything out by yourself. Join in our conversation to help each other. Each “challenge” is what someone is dealing with right now.
HELP. LEARN. WIN.
HELP – people who are facing challenges by submitting a comment at the bottom of that page.
LEARN- about new products and services that are suggested for each challenge.
WIN- prizes for participating – just adding a comment puts you in the prize drawing.
Share your trials and tribulations with us, comment on other people’s challenges, tell us what works and what doesn’t work, learn about new products and services, submit challenges to be solved…and WIN prizes! We have also thrown in some tricks and tips throughout the site to make your day a little easier. Through collaboration, we can find solutions for BETTER LIVING.
We have curated a collection of products, services and resources that can help you live a little easier. Click on any of the circles to jump to that page.
These are the latest challenges people are dealing with. Click on “read more” to go to the page for full information on that challenge. You can read what products and services have been recommended for that person, plus you can add your own ideas to help. Each helpful comment and challenge submittal enters you in the monthly prize drawing.
I feel really selfish, but I am having a hard time with my husband's inability to participate in the life we expected to live as retirees. He is often in pain which makes him irritable, which makes me irritable. We gripe at each other. It's terrible. Am I a bad...read more
I'm 85 and not able to as do much as I used to. I like doing projects, but don't have the strength and coordination I used to have. It's getting me down. Does anybody else feel like this? Here are some products and services that may help you. Also, check in the...read more
My mom died eight months ago, and I'm constantly running over to check on my dad. My husband was just offered a job about four hours away, and we'd be happy to have Dad join us. We could even buy a house with an in-law suite where he'd have privacy....read more
Does anyone have experience with moving a sick elderly family member across state lines? I need advice with Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home and Insurance and Veteran's Benefits. Here are some products and services that may help you. Also, check in the comments...read more
I miss having a dog around the house. My son is afraid if I get a dog I will trip over it. I'm afraid the dog would outlive me. I think I would enjoy the companionship of a dog. Here are some products and services that may help you. Also, check in the comments...read more
I am interested in moving to an assisted living facility, but I'm not sure I will enough money to remain there. What happens if I run out of money? Here are some products and services that may help you. Also, check in the comments section at the bottom of the...read more
I would like to find information on two items: 1. When someone rings your door bell, you get a notification on your cell phone or tablet and 2. A device that enables you to hear your cell phone ring no matter where you are in the house Here are some products and...read more
I would like to see my kids and grandkids more often. I think they are bored when they come to visit. I am not able to do a lot of walking or get around very well. Does any body have any ideas on what we could do together? Here are some products and services...read more
I don't have a lot of friends still living and I don't have any close family. Nothing is specifically wrong with me, but I would like some ideas I guess on how to die "well." Here are some products and services that may help you. Also, check in the comments section at...read more
My wife left me after 45 years of marriage and I am having a hard time. I have to cook for myself now, and do the grocery shopping. She was the social coordinator. I know I need to reconnect with the community and learn to fend for myself, bu I don't know where to...read more