Initiatives to Promote Aging-in-Place in Local Communities: An Evidence-Based Toolkit

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Calie Burch - Florida State University
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This link will bring you to a comprehensive evidence-based toolkit that guides local community leaders in the planning process of establishing Aging-in-Place initiatives. The toolkit highlights best practices for key components of Aging-in-Place infrastructures that provide sufficient support to allow older adults to remain in their homes as they age. This will not only decrease the strain on the local healthcare system but improve the quality of life of elderly residents by allowing them to remain independent and maintain meaningful social relationships in their community. A growing demand for innovative ideas to address the expanding utilization of healthcare services exists due to consequences of aging such as the development of chronic disease and decreased physical mobility.