Home Adaptation Checklist

This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

Social Capital & Older Age

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to building and/or maintaining social capital in older age. Topics include:

  • benefits
  • interventions
  • relationship between social capital and cognitive function
  • relationship between social capital and health
  • personal strategies utilized by those with intellectual disabilities
  • restrictions in those with chronic disease
  • social participation in those with vision loss
  • how age-friendly communities can foster social participation

2 pages. Last reviewed Nov. 2018.

 

Working with your Health Care Team Explanation

Why is it important to be an active member of your health care team? Find out here. 

Insomnia Explanation

Learn about this common sleep problem in older adults, its causes and treatments. 

Sleep and Aging Explanation

This one-page handout explains the importance of sleep for older adults and provides some tips to getting a good night's rest. 

Vision Loss Explanation

Find out what changes to your vision you can expect as you get older. 

Colorectal Cancer Screening Explanation

Stretching Explanation

This document shows you several stretching exercises you can try at home. 

Social Networks and Income Explanation

This document can help you understand some of the questions your health care provider might ask you during an appointment. 

Skin Cancer Prevention Explanation

Find out what skin cancer is and how you can protect yourself. 

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