Insight for Aging Services Professionals: The Role of Clinical Home Modifications

Published in Home Modifications on May 28, 2024

Home access: ‘The next three years are pivotal'This post was originally featured on ComForCare.com.

VGM Live at Home member Katy Dodd from LifewiseCHM in Kansas City was featured on the ComForConnections Podcast regarding aging in place professional services. Below is a summary of the podcast:

As the U.S. population ages, the prevalence of disability and functional limitations and the demand for long-term services and supports (LTSS) will increase. In fact, according to a report from the University of Michigan, 88% of older adults ages 50 to 80 feel it’s important to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Unfortunately, many homes are not designed to safely age in place, especially for those living with chronic conditions or mobility impairments that impact activities of daily living.

A recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) estimates that nearly 6 million people receive Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) for assistance with activities of daily living (such as eating, bathing, and dressing) and instrumental activities of daily living (such as preparing meals, managing medication, and housekeeping). LTSS are provided to individuals who need such services due to aging, chronic illness, or disability and may be provided in institutional settings such as nursing facilities (1.6 million people) or in people’s homes and communities (4.2 million people).

Join us as we discuss the important role of clinical home modifications and how they enhance the quality of life for seniors, promote independence, and contribute to overall well-being. We'll also explore best practices, innovative approaches, and the latest trends in this vital aspect of care. Listen in for expert insights and practical tips to elevate your practice in serving aging populations.

Click here to listen to this episode featuring insights and resources from Katy Dodd, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Principal & VP of Business Development, LifewiseCHM.

Click here to read more and view the episode notes and resources.


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