About Aging In Place

Updated: Jul 28, 2022

We empower older adults and their loved ones to find the best options for staying in their homes and communities.

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Embracing change isn’t easy, especially as you age. You want to be surrounded by loved ones in a comfortable, familiar environment. You want community.

We created AgingInPlace.org as an extension of your community. A community of resources and guidance to make it easier, more affordable, and more fun to age where you are.

In fact, 77% of adults age 50 and older want to age at home. If you or your loved one are in that number, you’ve come to the right place.

Explore our breadth of resources—ranging from home and medical products, mental health services, financial planning, and more—to make your home a comfortable, safe place to live out your golden years.

Our Mission and Vision

AgingInPlace.org’s mission is to connect older adults and their loved ones with the right tools to make remaining in their homes and communities a reality. Since our founding in 2010, AgingInPlace.org has featured products and services curated specifically to help older adults age with dignity and independence in their own homes. While this is still at our core, we’re focused on growth.

Our vision is to expand AgingInPlace.org from a product review site to a complete guide to aging at home for both older adults and caregivers.

Who We Help

You may be overwhelmed with how to prepare for this transition—that’s why we’re here. AgingInPlace.org serves older adults who are ready to live at home with autonomy and self-confidence, as well as educating caregivers of those who want to age at home.

Taking care of an aging loved one without a clear plan or support system can lead to frustration and burnout. With AgingInPlace.org, you’re not alone. Whether you’re looking for home care services for your loved one, products to create a safer, more accessible home, or general advice—AgingInPlace.org is here for you.

You don’t need to comb through hundreds of online blogs, sites, reviews, and other resources to make sure you or your loved one is taking the right steps to age in place. We’ve gathered everything you need in one spot.

Resources to Empower Your Decisions

Explore our resources to make informed choices about this important stage of life. AgingInPlace.org covers the following products and services: 

Our product reviews always keep you—the user—at the center. We conduct high-quality, consistent research and testing to make sure our rating system is unbiased and recommends products and services based on a variety of needs. 

We spend thousands of hours researching so you don’t have to. Our team tests products firsthand, reads hundreds of customer reviews, interviews medical and caregiver experts, and surveys current users to inform every review. All articles are medically reviewed to bring you the most accurate, expert content.

AgingInPlace.org in the Press

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AgingInPlace.org has been featured on official government sites, health newsletters, and other authoritative online publications. We’re proud to continually be a trustworthy source and voice for older adults and caregivers.

Our Team of Experts

Meet the AgingInPlace.org team dedicated to making aging at home a reality.

Medical And Industry Experts

You should receive the most up-to-date and medically accurate information from any article on our site. We’ve gathered a team of medical experts based on their specialty and experience to personally review articles before they’re published on AgingInPlace.org.

Christopher Norman, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Christopher Norman is a primary care provider in upstate New York. A graduate of the Yale School of Nursing, he has worked with older adults since 2004.

Amber Snow, Professor Of Nursing

Amber Snow is a board-certified geriatric nurse practitioner who began her clinical career in 2009. She also researches and writes about long-term care facilities and crisis management.

Brad Ingrao, Audiologist

Brad Ingrao earned his doctor of audiology degree in 2005 but has been practicing in the field since the 1990s. He is an active member of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Editorial Team

Our writers and editors are passionate about producing high-quality content to help you navigate aging at home. The editorial team spends thousands of hours collectively researching and testing to feature only the best products and services on our site.

Erika Bennett, Senior Editor

Erika Bennett has more than a decade of experience as a writer, editor, and project manager. Past roles have included editing for businesses and consumers in the healthcare market.

KATRINA M. RANDALL, Editor

Katrina M. Randall has served as an editor, writer, and content manager for almost two decades. She has covered an expansive array of topics during that time for both print and digital media, including lifestyles, the media, tech, and events. She has worked at Gannett-owned daily newspapers, served as the editor in chief of a Vocus (now Cision) digital publication covering the media and PR industries, and comes to AginginPlace.org from BizBash Media, where she wore several hats, including serving as the senior copy editor during her eight years at the company. She is a prolific copywriter and has blogged or provided web content in topics that include marketing, tourism, health as it relates to older adults, and finance categories. She is also a manuscript editor and even helped ghostwrite a book in a series about yoga. Katrina has a bachelor’s degree in English-Literature from Nazareth College of Rochester and a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. 

Emily Breaux, Writer

Emily Breaux has written for multiple audiences in healthcare, higher education, tech, and more, combining her writing experience with her background in education. She currently specializes in medical alert systems and has spent 700+ hours researching and reviewing products. Emily also supplements her research with interviews with medical experts and brand experts to create helpful, informative content for her readers. Along with her bachelor’s degree in English Secondary Education from Louisiana State University in 2016, she recently received a Certificate of Gerontology from Delgado Community College where she learned about the mental and physical effects of aging, emerging treatments, and culturally competent health care for older adults.

AYLA GIROUARD, WRITER

With over six years of clinical experience in long-term care and rehabilitation, Ayla Girouard is passionate about helping people age safely and with dignity. She is an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and received her certification from A.I. Prince in Hartford, Conn., and is licensed with the State Board of Nursing in Massachusetts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Curry College in Milton, Mass. Ayla has over four years of experience writing in the health field, focusing on educating and empowering readers to make the best health decisions for their conditions and lifestyle. Focusing her writing on older adult health, Ayla has conducted over 600 hours of research for AgingInPlace.org to produce the most informed and accurate content possible, and she has been quoted in publications that include Yahoo! and Travel and Leisure. Through her education and work she has focused on combining practical health knowledge with the individual needs and desires of older adults to bring the absolute best care and content to patients and readers.

Nicole Hernandez, writer

Nicole Hernandez is passionate about empowering people to live their lives to the fullest. She is a licensed DPT (doctor of physical therapy) in Nevada and received her degree from Campbell University in North Carolina. Nicole has used her degree to treat patients, produce research, and publish online pieces regarding health and rehabilitation. Now, her primary focus is to produce evidence-based content for AgingInPlace.org to ensure people receive the most factual information available as they make important decisions regarding their wellness journey.

Outreach Team

Our Outreach Team raises awareness about AgingInPlace.org to help as many older adults and caregivers as possible access our online resources. We do this via our social media networks and by collaborating with other organizations.

AgingInPlace.org Is Here for You

Simply arming yourself with the facts about aging in your own home can help you feel more comfortable as you adjust to these changes. We’re ready to help you navigate all aspects of preparing your home, your bank account, your body, and your mind for aging in place.

Contact Us Today

We always welcome questions and feedback to better serve you, our readers.

For questions about our editorial standards or article integrity, please email: [email protected]

For press inquiries or media requests, please contact our director of media outreach, Tom Romero: [email protected]

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