What Is Aging-In-Place?
Aging-in-place means remaining in one’s home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or functional ability level. It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout ones’ life, and to continue enjoying the routine daily rituals and sentimental memories that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a ‘home” for a lifetime. Aging-In-Place has become the popular choice in lifestyle for older adults. If you’re like most Americans, you want to continue living in your current home and community for as long as possible.
In the past, when someone had concerns about living by themselves, it generally meant that it was time to move in with a family member or to a costly assisted living facility. Not anymore. Seniors are remaining at home and living independently with a little help from new technologies. As you age, there are good reasons for choosing to do so. Studies show that seniors who remain in their own homes add 4 years to their life expectancy.
A great number of those respondents said a parent, spouse, or another household member had difficulty bathing, negotiating stairs, or getting into or out of bed or a chair. The use of assistive devices and home adaptations helped them remain self-sufficient.
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Assisted Living Facilities have a definite purpose for those unable to care for themselves
any longer. Adjustment and a sense of belonging can be difficult for many of the elderly.
A few simple modifications to your home and the cost for In-home Care for help around the house is considerably less expensive and more desired than a dorm room style living. Institutional housing is not for everyone. With a little help you can remain independent.