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Florida Matters: Aging in Place

Last summer, a Georgetown University study found that an overwhelming majority of baby boomers want to age in place -- stay living in their homes as long as possible. But only 1 in 5 of those surveyed said they had any plan to remodel their home or incorporate technology to make that possible. We visit the home of a Tampa woman who had it remodeled to accommodate her 81-year-old mother, and talk to a panel of experts about how to stay living in your home safely and comfortably.

Guests

Alexis NguyenPresident, Assisting Hands Home Care Gulf Coast
Teresa JacksonGeriatric Care Manager, Aging Care Advocates
Jacquee LaFranceWest Central Florida Area Agency on Aging

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