2013 ALTY Awards - Assisted Living Today
Best Aging in Place Articles – 2012 ALTY Awards

Winning Article

The winner of the 2012 ALTY Award for “Best Aging in Place Blog” is:

Older Americans Reject Senior Housing to Care for Grandchildren – by Patricia Grace via Aging with Grace

Congratulations to our winner, Patricia Grace! The winner can get a winner’s badge here.

Runner-Up Article

Keeping Your Aging Parents Safe at Home – by Kim Clark, CNNMoney

Congratulations to our runner-up as well. Nice work! Get your runner-up badge here.

Finalist Articles

And let’s not forget the finalists whose articles stood out from hundreds of great blog posts.

Sex and Aging in Place: The Flame Still Burns – by Patrick Roden, PhD, Aginginplace.com
Non-profit Concierge Service Offered To Help Seniors Age In Place – by Tom Banse, KLCC.org
Bridging the Tech Boomer-Senior-Market Divideby Laurie Orlov, Aging in Place Technology

Congratulations to our finalists as well. Nice work! Finalists can get a finalist badge here.

Final Voting Results

Here’s a look at how all the blogs fared in the public voting.

  • Older Americans Reject Senior Housing to Care for Grandchildren (49%, 38 Votes)
  • Keeping Your Aging Parents Safe at Home (27%, 21 Votes)
  • Sex and Aging in Place: The Flame Still Burns (13%, 10 Votes)
  • Non-profit Concierge Service Offered To Help Seniors Age In Place (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Bridging the Tech Boomer-Senior-Market Divide (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations again to the winner, runner-up all ALT finalists.

 


Nominated Article Descriptions

Bridging the Tech Boomer-Senior-Market Divideby Laurie Orlov, Aging in Place Technology

With more than 10,000 baby boomer turning 65 every day during 2011, the tech industry will need to make some modifications in order to capture this booming (no pun intended) population. Advances in technology will help seniors age in place, but the question becomes will companies look to market their products to them.

Non-profit Concierge Service Offered To Help Seniors Age In Place – by Tom Banse, KLCC.org

At 91 years old, Philip Theil is still managing independently. And he’s doing so quite well with the aid of a “Virtual Village.” This village is a network of volunteers and service providers who are dedicated to helping seniors age in place. When Theil needs a light bulb changed he contacts his network and the job gets done. These villages of support are popping up across the country, providing a host of services to those looking to remain independent.

Keeping Your Aging Parents Safe at Home – by Kim Clark, CNNMoney

This is a great compilation of the new tricks of the trade to some of aging’s biggest challenges. From medication management to monitoring of health problems, Kim Clark looks at the how technology has changed to help keep seniors living at home as long as possible.

Older Americans Reject Senior Housing to Care for Grandchildren – by Patricia Grace via Aging with Grace

Aging in place takes on a new meaning, and a new motivation to do so when living near a grandchild. In Patricia Grace’s post she examines the roll grandchildren play on helping seniors remain in their homes, close to their loved ones.

Sex and Aging in Place: The Flame Still Burns – by Patrick Roden, PhD, Aginginplace.com

Intimacy is alive and well in seniors, especially those who have chosen to age in place. Dr. Roden takes a look at a national survey that concludes that 75% of adults between the ages of 57 to 85 still have a healthy sex life when not in an institutional setting. Perhaps this is just another reason for seniors to plan to stay in their homes.

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