There are many potential benefits to aging in place. Staying in one’s home can be less expensive than moving to an assisted-living community. Upfront moving costs can be pricey, and the entrance fees and monthly payments for room and board in independent and assisted-living facilities can be cost prohibitive. More important benefits can be the psychological advantages of staying close to one’s friends, medical professionals, and faith community, all vital components of healthy aging. There are many considerations, from physical to financial, involved in a decision to remain at home.
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Aging in place means a person making a conscious decision to stay in the inhabitation of their choice for as long as they can with the comforts that are important to them. As they age these may include adding supplementary services to facilitate their living conditions and maintain their quality of life. Read More
One of the most critical decisions retirees will make is whether to stay in their homes or move to a retirement community. While most would overwhelmingly choose “age in place” rather than move, it’s not always the best financial choice, said Eleanor Blayney, the CFP Board’s consumer advocate. Read More
Home Modifications for Aging in Place: 50 Expert Tips and Quotes on Home Modifications That Support Aging in Place
More seniors are opting to age in place than ever before. This trend is driven in part by the rising costs of long-term care, coupled with the rapidly growing senior population as the Baby Boomer generation ages – a generation that’s enjoying a more active, vibrant lifestyle than previous generations. Technology and wider availability of services, such as home meal delivery services, are making it easier for older adults to remain in their own homes independently, as well. Read More
You may share the often-heard wish—”I want to stay in my own home!” The good news is that with the right help you might be able to do just that. Staying in your own home as you get older is called “aging in place.” This article contains suggestions to help you find the help you need to continue to live independently. Read More
Age-related declines in capabilities may compromise older adults’ ability to maintain their homes thus threatening successful aging in place. . . An understanding of the specific challenges that older adults face in maintaining their homes can guide redesign efforts and interventions to effectively support older adults’ desire to age in place. Read More