Alcoholism in Older Adults

Surprisingly, alcoholism among the elderly is more prevalent than most people realize. Research has uncovered a sobering statistic – as many as 4% of elderly adults are struggling with alcoholism. Alcoholism is not something to be ashamed of. It’s important to approach the topic of alcoholism with empathy and care. Our concern for our loved […]

Is Your Home Ready For Aging In Place? Ask An Occupational Therapist

For most people, our homes hold many cherished memories and life experiences. For the older population, their home often provides a sense of comfort, security, and independence. Research indicates that more than 77% of older Americans wish to remain in their home and community for as long as possible.  Is your home currently safe for […]

New, Free Grant to Help Older Adults 62+ Install Safety Features Into Tucson Rural Homes

Direct is one of five Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Arizona. Founded in 1980 as a private, non-profit organization operated by and for people with disabilities. They advocate for voice, choice, and independence for individuals with disabilities including older adults aging in place. Rural Home Access Program for Adults Age 62+ Direct’s Rural Home […]