• How Does Your Garden Grow?

    By Debbie Hartzler I live in the greater Kansas City area where it has been above or around 100 degrees for over a month now. This may seem a strange time to bring up a discussion on gardens, as we are all struggling here to keep what few blooms we have left alive and growing. … Read more »

  • How Walkers Can Empower Seniors

    By Carol Larkin writing for eCareDiary; Reposted by LifeWise Renovations® This article is not only for older adults who have Alzheimer’s or another dementia, but for all older adults and their caregivers. And I realize that I have a different take on using walkers than most older adults, and maybe even most caregivers. Do you… Read more »

  • Q & A With Mike Dodd: Home Remodeling For Seniors With Vision Problems

    Question: My mother’s eyesight is failing. What kind of home remodeling should I focus on to make her life easier? Answer: Conduct a home safety assessment with a qualified professional, preferably an occupational therapist, to determine the appropriateness of the physical surroundings.  Removing loose articles from the floor (throw rugs, extension cords for lights, pet… Read more »

  • Home Sweet Home Packages

    By Katy Dodd For many people who have mobility concerns, safety at home requires additional equipment. At LifeWise Renovations®, we receive calls almost daily from families of individuals who have suffered an injury or unexpected medical condition that limits mobility. These callers need a range of immediate home modifications to help their loved ones live… Read more »

  • Hitting Your Head Against The Wall

    By Louis Tenenbaum My parents had that phrase in our household lexicon. Hitting Your Head Against the Wall means doing stuff that will not have the desired results. It means doing the thing when you should have a darned good idea it will not work. It is mostly about influencing other people to do things… Read more »

  • Design For All Kinds

    By Katy Dodd I read a great article recently in Fine Homebuilding magazine about the difference between accessible design, universal design, and aging in place design. This is a question we get asked quite frequently when giving CEU presentations to health care professionals. I’m going to summarize what Don Burgard wrote in his article and… Read more »

  • Entrepreneurship At Its Finest

    By Mike Dodd, MCR, CAPS I was fortunate to be in attendance in February, 2012 at a conference known as Home Care 100.  It brings together the theoretical top one hundred providers of skilled home care and hospice services in the United States and was the brainchild of several consulting firms in that space.  My… Read more »

  • One Plus One Equals At Least Three

    By Chris LaVictoire Mahai reposted by LifeWise Renovations® At Aveus we have the opportunity to listen to and work with a wide range of clients and prospects talking about operationalizing a decision they’ve already made, addressing the urgent requirements of a changing market, or introducing ideas that will change the world. The following story has… Read more »