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Photo of Doug Bowman’s Uncle Hull with granddaughter, courtesy of Deb Bowman, June 2015

Here is a list of all of the resources that we have referenced thus far in our blog posts, on our Facebook page, and in my upcoming eBook:  Caring for the Sandwich Generation at Home.  Receive updates by clicking on the “FOLLOW” button below.  Take care, Julie, O.T.

Baby Boomers/Sandwich Generation

Debbie Robus Blog on Baby Boomer and Caregiver Issues in https://thisgirlhassomethingtosay.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/tips-to-prevent-falls-in-your-home-theyre-not-just-for-the-elderly/

Bath Safety Equipment

Squatty Potty for maintaining proper positioning for toileting and not interfering with optimal seat heights for safe transfers:  http://squattypotty.com/ADA Ramp Codes from Stepless by Guldman:  http://www.guldmann.net/Files/Billeder/GuldmannProdukter/Stepless/Transportable%20ramper/Shared%20files/US/ADA%20Ramp%20Codes_US.pdf

Caregiving/Caregiver Issues and Support

Alzheimers Association home safety and caregiver information:  http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-home-safety.asp

Evaluate My Home

Seek a licensed Occupational Therapist at:  http://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Patients-Clients.aspx

Find a Certified Age in Place Specialist  at:  http://www.nahb.org/en/find/directory-designee.aspx#sort=%40flastname40069%20ascending&f:@fdesignationsheldabbreviation40069=%5Bcaps%5D

Falls, Fall Prevention

See more on the subject of falls at: http://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Professionals/PA/Articles/Fall-Prevention.aspx#sthash.ljc6I9OA.dpuf

Another great resource for research on the topic of falls comes from resources that address the needs of older adults. For example:   CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 2nd Edition. Download it at:

http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/compendium.html

http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/safety-at-home-falls.aspx

From the National Safety Council’s data on accidents in year 2000:   http://danger.mongabay.com/injury_death.htm

Financial Assistance

For Home Modifications (http://www.payingforseniorcare.com/home-modifications/how-to-pay-for-home-mods.html)  Daily, Weekly, Yearly and Average Costs Table  http://www.payingforseniorcare.com/longtermcare/costs.html

Rebuilding Together http://rebuildingtogether.org/

Home Modifications, Accessibility, and Providers

Home Safety Makeover (plus medic alert/safety systems) in Southeastern Massachusetts.  James and Marylou Porzio at:  508-369-8853, email at Jamesporzio@gmail.com, or on Facebook at:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Home-Safety-Makeover-James-Porzio-COTA-Health-and-Safety-Representative/392023170952674?fref=photo

National Association of Home Builders , consumer link: https://www.nahb.org/en/consumers.aspx

Rebuilding Together http://rebuildingtogether.org/

The Center for Universal Design at the NC University College of Design’s booklet, Wood Ramp Design: http://www.ncsu.edu/ncsu/design/cud/pubs_p/docs/rampbooklet296final.pdf

Home Safety and Adaptive Equipment

Ten products that will make your life easier (that you have never heard of) from:  http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/2014-6-1-cutting-edge-products-for-seniors/

Occupational Therapy/Therapists

For more information on occupational therapy in the United States  http://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Patients-Clients.aspx

Organizing Your Home

Organized Home at:  http://organizedhome.com/

Carex Upeasy Assist (seat lift device) from Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Carex-Upeasy-Seat-Assist-Standard/dp/B000095ZMP/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433007728&sr=8-1&keywords=carex+easy+up+seat+assist

Checklist for Used and Donated Bath Safety Equipment was published on this blog on July 17, 2015 at:  https://twostepsolutions.com/2015/07/16/simple-checklist-for-used-or-donated-bath-safety-equipment/

Physical Therapy/Therapists

For more information on physical therapy in home care in the United States: http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Default.aspx

Effective exercise for the prevention of falls:  a systematic review and meta-analysis.  (2008)  J Am Geriatr Society; Dec;56(12);2234-2243

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