October 17, 2019

As a member of the National Aging In Place Council, Home Care Matters is pleased to offer you this free handbook titled THE COSTS OF AGING. It is a great book, full of useful & practical information that you or a loved may not need now but is so good to have & know for the future.

It is available to the public for free on the ageinplace.org website.

Please see the release memo & download link below to get your free copy.










Marty Bell
Executive Director
National Aging in Place Council
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Jessica Hoefer
Membership Services Director
National Aging in Place Council
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For Immediate Release:

National Aging in Place Council Publishes
“Costs of Aging Handbook”
Free Downloadable Guide Available at ageinplace.org


OCTOBER 13, 2019—As part of this week’s National Aging in Place Week events, the National Aging in Place Council today published a new handbook titled The Costs of Aging that is available to the public for free on the ageinplace.org website.

This new tool to help older adults and their families make plans for later life goes hand-in-hand with NAIPC Chapters’ seminars this week on Paying for Aging in Place. Seminars featuring experts on aging in-home and complimentary services are scheduled in Atlanta, GA; Long Island, NY; Minneapolis, MN; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Orange County, CA; Riverside CA and San Diego, CA.

The Costs of Aging Handbook presents descriptions of the needs of aging and data showing estimated costs of housing and home modification, healthcare and caregiving, personal finance and planning, transportation and social engagement.

Among the information included in the 36-page handbook is:

• The costs of a menu of home modifications for more convenient aging, including ramps, stair glides, grab bars, and adding ground floor master bedroom suites and bathrooms;
• The costs associated with Medicare supplements, as well as permitted uses of Medicare, Medicare Advantage and   Medicaid;
• The costs of car ownership and usage vs. the use and availability of public transportation; and
• The costs of working with a variety of financial advisors.

The handbook helps older Americans and their families assess what they are going to need and the seminars will help them find and best utilize the financial resources to fulfill those needs. The seminars will also provide the content for an accompanying handbook on Paying for Aging in Place that NAIPC plans to publish in 2020.


To view The Costs of Aging Handbook, please visit ageinplace.org.

A complete schedule of the Aging in Place Week events is available here.




The staff at Home Care Matters is available to talk with you and your family about all of your needs. Home Care Matters is a home care agency providing quality and affordable Home Care in Flowery Branch, GA, and surrounding areas. Call (770) 965.4004 for more information.

Valerie Darling, Founder, Owner

Founder, Owner at Home Care Matters
Valerie Darling is the founder & owner of Home Care Matters. It was through Valerie’s own personal experience of caring for her mother, Dee Darling, for 5 yrs that the business was born.

Valerie has 30 yrs of Corporate experience with Fortune 100-500 companies in Sales, Customer Service, & Senior Management. She has taken that professional experience along with a personal vision of how to provide a better experience, service & quality of care. She determined that the best way to do this was to start a local, community-based business that is personalized, customized, with heart-felt care & a passion for people (both clients & caregivers) & is obsessed with service.

‘Our goal is to have clients stay independent in their own homes, where they are happiest, by providing a safe, nurturing, & safe environment.’ Valerie’s mom Dee laid expectations for her own personal caregivers, and we provide the same expectations for your family.

Clients & caregivers can meet before starting our care program and you can give your caregiver your own "DEE" Test:
"If we wouldn’t want them caring for our mom, then we’re not placing them with yours". We are firm believers in personality compatibility along with the skill requirements for a personal placement & we hire based upon that rather than just a ‘warm body’.

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