The first question is usually ‘where do I start?’

I created the Quick Start Checklist to help you better understand the ‘new language’ related to the concerns you have with your aging loved one and provide practical tips on possible next steps.

The Quick Start Checklist is a list of topics, in alphabetical order, that you can review yourself and share with your loved one.  Some topics won’t apply while others may reflect your exact situation even if you weren’t able to describe it.

The Quick Start Checklist is designed to provide a way to review your loved one’s situation more completely.  By reading through the topics in the Quick Start Checklist, you may notice something you hadn’t previously considered.  Highlighting their specific needs will help you create a personalized—and manageable—plan.

Once your Quick Start Checklist is complete, you can learn more about the various ways that living arrangements can be modified to make it safer for your loved one to continue living independently at home by:

  • Clicking on Potential Problem Areas to read more.
  • Searching our Directory for specific products/services/resources along with reviews other visitors here have posted.
  • Going to Our Posts for related information.
Get your Quick Start Checklist of Potential Problem Areas to Review with Questions to Ask