by Paul Hiltz, FACHE
I know for many seniors, it is important for them to age in place and maintain their independence in their own homes as long as possible. But many face physical and environmental challenges as they continue to age.
To deal with this growing problem, we are excited to now be offering an online health tool called Active Daily Living. A free resource that can be accessed through the NCH website, Active Daily Living offers a variety of resources to assist older adults and caregivers through interactive online tools. Content can be personalized to meet the needs of each individual and free monthly emails can be tailored to include information that is useful to subscribers.
This resource provides useful, practical information on caregiving, how to help older adults remain independent and age in place safely within the comfort of home, and how to navigate their health care. Additionally, the site offers no-cost or low-cost interactive modules and video tips developed by experts on aging to address functional and environmental challenges.
Topics include helpful hints on everything from making getting dressed easier and managing medication to opening car doors and completing household chores. The Active Daily Living platform also offers Senior Health and Family Caregiver Newsletters, which can be personalized to each subscriber’s health interests, and a Careguide Library featuring new articles each month on everything from home care to mental health.
Getting started with Active Daily Living is simple. Once users click on the link from the NCH website, pick a topic, answer a few questions and a list of suggestions and tips will be generated.
For more information, visit nchmd.dailylivingadvice.com. Active Daily Living is free and open to anyone who wishes to sign up and use it