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Aging in Place vs. Living in Place: What’s the Difference?

Updated: Mar 21



Elderly man, aging in place


Hello everyone! 


My name is Ryan Herd, and I am the founder of Caregiver Smart Solutions. 


Today, I wanted to talk to you about the concept of “living in place” and how it can help you and your loved ones maintain independence and stay at home for as long as possible.


Louis Delaware, the co-founder of the Living in Place Institute.


But first, let me introduce you to Louis Delaware, the co-founder of the Living in Place Institute. Louis has a background in mechanical engineering and has worked on a variety of technological and medical products throughout his career. He has seen firsthand the impact that technology can have on people’s lives, whether it be through lifesaving medical devices or minimally invasive surgeries.


So, what exactly is “living in place” compared to "aging in place"?


Essentially, it refers to the ability to age in place safely, comfortably, and independently, regardless of any physical limitations or challenges. The Living in Place Institute focuses on providing resources and solutions for homeowners to create a home environment that is functional, safe, and accessible for all ages and abilities. This can include modifications like installing grab bars in the bathroom, creating a first-floor bedroom and bathroom for accessibility, or even adding technology like smart home devices to help with daily tasks.


You can check out our home monitoring technology solution for aging in place, that brings rest and peace of mind to family caregivers.


But the Living in Place Institute doesn’t just stop at physical modifications. They also provide education and resources on topics like financial planning, communication tools, and transportation options to help seniors maintain independence. It’s important to note that “living in place” isn’t just about aging in place – it’s about creating a home environment that allows people of all ages and abilities to thrive.


As the founder of Caregiver Smart Solutions, I know firsthand the importance of finding ways to help seniors maintain independence and stay at home for as long as possible. It’s not just about the physical modifications, but also about providing resources and support to help seniors live their best lives. 


That’s why I’m so grateful to have Louis and the Living in Place Institute as a resource for our clients.


If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about “living in place” and how it can benefit you, I highly recommend checking out the Living in Place Institute. Their team of experts can provide valuable insights and guidance on creating a safe and accessible home environment, as well as offer a wealth of resources on topics like financial planning and transportation options. 


Download Our Guide - A Guide to Overcoming Poor Health Challenges of Aging in Place with Comprehensive Tech Solutions.


Don’t hesitate to reach out and see how the Living in Place Institute can help you or your loved one maintain independence and thrive at home.


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About Caregiver Smart Solutions


At Caregiver Smart Solutions, we are dedicated to making aging in place technology for older adults and caregivers easier and safer. Our mission is to give One Million Families peace of mind in real time. We aim to achieve this by encouraging seniors to maintain independence while ensuring their safety and well-being through innovative home monitoring technology. With a focus on non-intrusive solutions, we strive to provide peace of mind to caregivers, allowing them to support their loved ones with confidence.


Join us as we pave the way for a brighter future in aging in place and caregiving support.



About Ryan Herd, Our Founder


Meet Ryan Herd – he’s an accomplished author, patent holder, and TEDx speaker who has made a name for himself in the world of “smart” technology. However, his passion for this field goes beyond professional accolades. As a caregiver to his father, Ryan has firsthand experience of the challenges that caregivers face every day.


In response to these challenges, Ryan founded Caregiver Smart Solutions. Through his company, he offers a suite of tools designed specifically to help caregivers monitor their loved ones using non-invasive sensors. This approach ensures that proper care is always in place, giving caregivers like you more peace of mind and time back in your life.


Whether you’re looking to care for an aging parent or someone with a chronic condition, Caregiver Smart Solutions has you covered.


Thanks to Ryan’s expertise and commitment to the well-being of caregivers and their loved ones, you can trust that you’re in good hands.










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