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"Elderly people with or without disabilities live as neighbors"

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[03/11/2014] Over the past few decades, the life expectancy of people with learning disabilities has significantly increased. Right now, the first generation of seniors with learning disabilities is coming of age. Individual and age-specific needs are also changing, as we get older. Especially the living environment should meet these needs. More and more specialized living accommodations are being developed."Elderly people with or without disabilities live as neighbors" - Read more

Breaking down barriers for deaf seniors

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[03/11/2014] Many people want to stay in their familiar surroundings for as long as possible when they get older. If that is not an option in their own four walls, people often consider living accommodations that meet their personal needs. There are not very many special services for deaf people in Germany.Breaking down barriers for deaf seniors - Read more

Simply awesome – On a visit in a living community

These days everybody is talking about inclusion. But the living community Brücke Krücke in Bonn, Germany, has a much longer history of being inclusive. REHACARE.de had a look on site.Simply awesome – On a visit in a living community - Read more

REHACARE 2014 - Final Press Report: Small plus and great atmosphere in the halls

[29/09/2014] 51,250 experts and people affected gathered information about aids for self-determined living / Demographic development as an innovation driver / New information formats went down exceedingly wellREHACARE 2014 - Final Press Report: Small plus and great atmosphere in the halls - Read more

Neighborhood development concepts – Leading a self-determined life in social proximity

Many people with or without disabilities want to live in their familiar surroundings. So-called "neighborhood developments" can be a possible solution. This is why the 2014 REHACARE Congress is titled "Urban development – EVERYONE enjoying life to the fullest". REHACARE.de spoke with three of the contributors about current developments and life in the neighborhood development.Neighborhood development concepts – Leading a self-determined life in social proximity - Read more

September 2014: Living concepts

Whether young or old, whether with or without a disability – your own four walls are very important, when you want to lead a self-determined life. So, what do a flat and its surrounding have to offer that one can live there until old age? This is the question REHACARE.de focused on in our Topic of the Month September: Living concepts.September 2014: Living concepts - Read more

"Living together in Schammatdorf is as colorful and multifaceted as our society"

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[01/09/2014] There are many concepts for togetherness and leading a self-determined life. Many of them are still in theory, but several of them are already a reality – like the Schammatdorf in Trier, Germany, for instance. Young and old as well as people with and without disabilities live together in this venue. Differences are irrelevant in this well-connected neighborhood."Living together in Schammatdorf is as colorful and multifaceted as our society" - Read more

Leading an accessible and self-determined life in the quarter

The curb is too high, branches dim streetlights and there are barely any seating accommodations in the neighborhood. Our environment still has many large and small barriers that most fellow human beings only notice when they get older and usually when it directly applies to them. So-called living quarter design concepts address options to sustainably design living spaces.Leading an accessible and self-determined life in the quarter - Read more

Living concepts: Living like you want to

Living with each other versus next to each other. This is what more and more people would like, regardless of their age group. Especially in major cities however, this appears to be no longer practical in established apartment buildings. This is why many people increasingly consider new living arrangements – often far away from usual patterns and traditional family structures.Living concepts: Living like you want to - Read more

Nursing home care improves with culture change

Photo: Interior of a nursing home [27/08/2014] If a nursing home makes an extensive investment in "culture change" it will see improvements in quality of care, according to a new study led by Brown University gerontology researchers.Nursing home care improves with culture change - Read more

Elderly: Helping Preserve Independent Living

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Photo: Sensor box registering falls [17/02/2014] Single seniors lead a risky life: after a fall, they often lie on the floor several hours before their awkward predicament is discovered. A sensor system detects these emergency situations automatically and sends an emergency signal.Elderly: Helping Preserve Independent Living - Read more

Experimental Care Program Keeps People with Dementia at Home Longer

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Photo: Nurse with an elderly woman [14/02/2014] An 18-month pilot program that brought resources and counselors to elderly Baltimore residents with dementia and other memory disorders significantly increased the length of time they lived successfully at home, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. Staying at home was a clear preference for most of those who participated in the study.Experimental Care Program Keeps People with Dementia at Home Longer - Read more

Residing with Dementia: „It Is Important to Always Find an Individually Fitting Solution“

Living in the own four walls is very important for many elderly people. But when the physical and mental condition complicates an independent life, you need good alternatives. During the last years, a lot of concepts for people with dementia emerged. They are supposed to make self-determined living as comfortable as possible.Residing with Dementia: „It Is Important to Always Find an Individually Fitting Solution“ - Read more

Living at Home with Dementia

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Photo: Old man in the bathroom [08/01/2014] Most people with dementia who live at home have multiple unmet health and welfare needs, any number of which could jeopardize their ability to remain home for as long as they desire, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.Living at Home with Dementia - Read more

Making Dementia Friendly Neighbourhoods

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[06/01/2014] A European team of experts led by The University of Manchester will explore, investigate and evaluate the role of the neighbourhood in the everyday lives of people with dementia and their families in a new research project.Making Dementia Friendly Neighbourhoods - Read more

Testing Smart Homes Technology in Real Homes

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Photo: GiraffPlus system [12/06/2013] A safer and healthier old age – that is the aim of GiraffPlus, an international project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden.Testing Smart Homes Technology in Real Homes - Read more

Delivered Meals Help Seniors Stay in their Homes

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Photo: Old man gets served some food; linked to [07/12/2012] The more states spend on home-delivered meals under the Older Americans Act, the more likely they are to help people who don't need nursing home care to stay in their homes.Delivered Meals Help Seniors Stay in their Homes - Read more

Palliative Care Experts Call for Better Home Care

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Photo: Old woman with nurse; linked to [12/11/2012] Improved home care resources for people, who would prefer to die at home, are key to providing better end of life care and reducing the strain of the United Kingdom's ageing population on the National Health Service (NHS). Palliative Care Experts Call for Better Home Care - Read more

Stroke Caregivers Are at Risk for Depression

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[24/10/2012] Caregivers of stroke survivors are at risk for developing depression and complications from chronic stress, according to a study by researchers at the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON)Stroke Caregivers Are at Risk for Depression - Read more

Acceptance of Help From Robots

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[22/10/2012] Most older adults prefer to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes as they age, and robotic technology can help make this a reality. Acceptance of Help From Robots - Read more

Senior Citizens: Asking Those to Whom it May Concern

Too small keys, too small writing: The design of the new coffeemaker or of the new mobile phone is not always well thought through. The development of many products often disregards the users. Above all senior citizens can tell you a thing or two about it. Now the Senior Research Group from Berlin, Germany wants to change this.Senior Citizens: Asking Those to Whom it May Concern - Read more

Managing Chronic Pain Tougher in Poor Neighborhoods

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[12/03/2012] Living in a poor neighborhood was linked with worse chronic pain for young adults, according to a study by the University of Michigan Health System, but young black patients faced difficulties with pain management no matter where they lived. Managing Chronic Pain Tougher in Poor Neighborhoods - Read more

Small Group Homes for Dementia Patients

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[19/10/2011] Small group homes for people with dementia provide good quality care and a domestic environment where people can live as individuals and families can get involved. Small Group Homes for Dementia Patients - Read more

Service Robots in Nursing Homes: Popular Among Residents and Carers Alike

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[18/07/2011] The "WiMi-Care" project has explored ways in which the robot assistant "Care-O-bot" developed at Fraunhofer IPA can be used to serve drinks to residents at an old people's home and additionally to act as an entertainment platform.Service Robots in Nursing Homes: Popular Among Residents and Carers Alike - Read more

Barrier-free living

When living in one’s very own four walls, people utter the desire, “This is where I want to grow old!" However, when retirement does come along other problems follow that weren't considered before. That may not pose a problem yet, but for people in wheelchairs, for example, these things can be a huge burden. Barrier-free living - Read more

 
 

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