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Aging In Place Commentary Page
I’ve created this Aging in place commentary page to fill a nicheÂ that Â has developed with visitors to my site. I’ve been receiving emails that have made me recognize the need to generate another forum for caregivers and aging baby boomers to express themselves.
Are you an aging baby boomer with questions and concerns about aging in place or aging in general?
Are you a family caregiver needing support and a place to vent?
Are you a family member that needs information on how to advocate for the aging senior in your life?
Are you a health care professional that has experience and knowledge that you can share with others?
Do you want to share information about your care giving experience? Or do you have a question about something that you are unsure of in regards to aging in place?
Tired of not being listened to? Of not getting your point across?
Now is your chance to have your say. Share your unique point of view!
PLEASE NOTE: This page is intended to provide an outlet for people that are providing and advocating for an aging senior in their life. It is not intended as a replacement for legal, medical or professional advice.
Do it here!
You’re probably not alone–your personal experience could resonate with other readers on this site. Share your stories, ask your questions, rant, rave or stomp your feet!
No profanity or flames please this is a Family Friendly site.
Either way, we’d love to hear from you!
You don’t need to be a professional writer – all you need is the desire to share an experience or ask others for help with a situation or question. Â I love to hear stories of your family member and your situation .
So, please, share a few pictures of yourself or your family member. Â If you have made changes to a house to remaining the home longer, those are great photos share as well.
Here are a few things you should know about sharing with Aginginplace.com :
If you are sharing a story, please make it about your caregiving experience, your family member that you are taking care of, or about any situation related to support services (good and bad), difficulties with insurance, concerns about alternative placement , such as a Nursing home or Assisted Living and tips on caregiving. Remember, sharing your experience will help others with similar situations.
When it comes to a question, a little bit of information about your situation would be most helpful. You do notÂ have to follow the amount of content rule.
Here’s what we would not publish: No affiliate or commercial links please, no thinly disguised advertorials, no stories that have been published elsewhere, and no sales pitches for products or businesses. I’ve let a few through in the past – those links will be deleted in the coming weeks so please don’t bother sending any more in.
If you are sharing a story, according to Google rules and article must have between 400-700 words. Less is too short for a page, and longer is just… too long.Â
Don’t forget to provide a link to your personal website or blog so we can link back to you!
Try to include at least one photograph (it really does make a story come alive) but no more than four. Tell us what’s in each picture.
Â Don’t forget to include your full name and email so I can get back to you if I have any questions.
One more thing:
I’ll do everything I can to publish your story but sometimes I get submissions that simply don’t make the cut – because they don’t follow the guidelines. I can’t reply individually but if your piece doesn’t appear soon after you submit it, chances are it doesn’t meet requirements.
So please, read the above carefully – and hit that keyboard. The rest of us can’t wait to read your post
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