Aging in Place!
What is that?
Have you thought about what and how it applies to all of us Over 50?
From a Senior Resource Website to further define the term “Aging in Place”:
“We are using the term “aging in place” in reference to living where you have lived for many years, or to living in a non-healthcare environment, and using products, services and conveniences to enable you to not have to move as circumstances change.”
As people grow older, a significant concern is that they may have to leave their home. Most people like their comfortable setting in a familiar community and, consequently, the many memories that go along with it.
They feel that a certain amount of control is lost when a person leaves their home. They want to have “control” which is the basis of their feelings of dignity, independence and quality of life. One’s home is a strong element in the sense of security because it is very important to people as they get older!
In summary, there are several reasons for this strong Aging in Place preference:
1. Comfortable Environment
2. Feelings of Independence
3. Safety and Security
4. Familiar Environment
5. In close proximity to family
6. Convenience to Services
Living in an “Aging in Place” home may be a wise choice because you won’t have to move!