Links for “Where Shall I Live When I Retire?”

Chapter 2 

The National Council on Aging’s Economic Checkup calculator https://calculator.benefitscheckup.org/calculators/move-or-stay-put

Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  http://seniorsrealestate.com/

AARP rent or buy financial http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-aving/rent_buy_home_calculator/

The Federal Trade Commission on reverse mortgages https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0192-reverse-mortgages

National Council on Aging Benefits Checkup. https://www.benefitscheckup.org/

Another benefits checkup is https://www.benefits.gov/

HUD links to various local home-buying programs https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/buying/localbuying

LawDepot.com on rental agreements.  https://www.lawdepot.com/contracts/roommate-agreement

Roommate match sites:

Seniorly.com. https://www.seniorly.com/

Silvernest https://www.silvernest.com/

Chapter 3

Center for Universal Design, North Carolina State University

https://projects.ncsu.edu/ncsu/design/cud/pubs_pdocsHome%20Modifications%20and%20Products.pdf

National Association of Home Builders CAPS – Certified Aging in Place Specialists.  http://www.nahb.org/en/find/directory-designee.aspx

NAHB checklist for aging in place renovations at http://www.nahb.org/en/learn/designations/certified-aging-in-place-specialist/related-resources/aging-in-place-remodeling-checklist.aspx

Aging in Place   http://ageinplace.com

Eldercare.gov http://eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Resources/Factsheets/Home_Modifications.aspx

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging locator. https://www.n4a.org/

 Chapter 4

The Aging in Place Technology website https://www.ageinplacetech.com/

Ratings of places to retire http://www.milkeninstitute.org/publications/view/671

Full report at http://successfulaging.milkeninstitute.org/2014/best-cities-for-successful-aging-report-2014.pdf

WalletHub https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-retire/6165/

AARP age-friendly communities http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/network-age-friendly-communities/info-2014/member-list.html

The World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities Communities Program   http://www.who.int/ageing/age-friendly-world/en/

US State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs. Passport, visa and international travel information https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html  Also, Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.  Register your trip with the nearest US embassy or consulate.  https://step.state.gov/step/

International Living:  https://internationalliving.com/  A blog with multiple writers providing information about relocating abroad.

Live and invest overseas http://www.liveandinvestoverseas.com/

https://bestplacesintheworldtoretire.com/

Voluntourism. org   http://www.voluntourism.org also http://www.teacherswithoutborders.org and  http://www.worldteach.org

Peace Corps  http://www.peacecorps.gov/

Chapter 5

Professional Organizers NAPO National Association of Productivity and Professional Organizers. http://www.napo.net/

National Association of Senior Move Managers.  https://www.nasmm.org/find/index.cfm https://www.nasmm.org/education/guide_to_relocating.cfm

Chapter 6

Cohousing Association of the United States http://www.cohousing.org/

National Shared Housing.org/program-directory http://nationalsharedhousing.org/program-directory/

Tiny houses http://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/092815/tiny-house-movement-making-market-opportunities.asp

AARP CCRC checklist http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-09-2010/ho_what_to_ask_retirement_communities.2.html

AARP directory senior housing http://search.seniorliving.aarp.org/

CARF, The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities http://www.carf.org/Resources/ConsumerResources/

Chapter 7

Village to Village Network  http://vtvnetwork.org/

Area Agencies on Aging https://www.n4a.org/

Eldercare Locator http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx

Aging Life Care – Geriatric care managers https://www.aginglifecare.org

Federal Wage and Hour Fact Sheets 79 B and 79A

https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs79b.htm  and https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs79a.htm

Medicare-certified home health aide agencies. https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html

The Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org  and https://www.caregiver.org/hiring-home-help

Medicare check list https://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/home-health-care/Home%20Health%20Agency%20Checklist.pdf

 Chapter 8

Screening instruments for ADLs and IADLs:

http://www.unmc.edu/media/intmed/geriatrics/reynolds/pearlcards/functionaldisability/IADLs_form.pdf

http://clas.uiowa.edu/socialwork/files/socialwork/NursingHomeResource/documents/Katz%20ADL_LawtonIADL.pdf \

https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/longtermcare/activities-of-daily-living.html

AARP checklist for assisted living facilities http://assets.aarp.org/www.aarp.org_/promotions/text/life/AssistedLivingChecklist.pdf

Nursing home regulations http://www.nursinghomealert.com/federal-nursing-home-regulations-and-state-laws

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services   https://www.cms.gov/

Medicare lists and ratings of nursing homes https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html  https://www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare/checklist.pdf

CarePathways nursing home checklist  http://www.carepathways.com/checklist-nh.cfm

Nursing home costs http://www.aplaceformom.com/senior-living-cost-planner

https://longtermcare.acl.gov/ 

Green House Project   http://www.thegreenhouseproject.org/

Memory Care http://web28.streamhoster.com/apfmdev/dementia-guide.pdf 

Other helpful websites

Caring.com

Aplaceformom.com

Ourparents.com

Seniorhomes.com