Aging in Place

Growing Older at Home

What is Aging in Place?

What is Aging in Place?

Aging in place means choosing to grow older at home rather than moving to a facility or senior living arrangement. It is the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. Most older Americans, roughly 90%, wish to live at home for as long as possible. Aging in place has many benefits which can improve not only quality of life but also one’s physical health.

Benefits of Aging in Place

Some benefits of aging in place include quality of life, personal independence, reduced chance of contracting a severe illness and significant cost-savings.

  • Preserving Independence: Seniors that choose to age in place enjoy a greater degree of personal independence and often enjoy a greater sense of dignity. They also maintain more control of their routines, activities and life decisions.
  • Safer and Healthier Environment: Aging in place allows older adults to feel the peace of mind and comfort of living in a familiar environment. This is often a critical factor in seniors’ quality of life. It can also help reduce the risk of contracting a severe illness or bacterial and viral risks.
  • Cost-Savings of Living at Home: Growing older at home is also less expensive than nursing homes or assisted living facilities. On average, a room can cost upwards of $10,000 to $75,000 per year, depending on the level of care. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development suggests that aging in place can save thousands of dollars per month in costs.
Benefits of Aging in Place
Benefits of Aging in Place

Benefits of Aging in Place

Some benefits of aging in place include quality of life, personal independence, reduced chance of contracting a severe illness and significant cost-savings.

  • Preserving Independence: Seniors that choose to age in place enjoy a greater degree of personal independence and often enjoy a greater sense of dignity. They also maintain more control of their routines, activities and life decisions.
  • Safer and Healthier Environment: Aging in place allows older adults to feel the peace of mind and comfort of living in a familiar environment. This is often a critical factor in seniors’ quality of life. It can also help reduce the risk of contracting a severe illness or bacterial and viral risks.
  • Cost-Savings of Living at Home: Growing older at home is also less expensive than nursing homes or assisted living facilities. On average, a room can cost upwards of $10,000 to $75,000 per year, depending on the level of care. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development suggests that aging in place can save thousands of dollars per month in costs.
Aging in Place Home Plans

Aging in Place Home Plans

When making the decision to grow older at home, there are many things to consider, such as safety, health, support, transportation and finances, which is why it is important to be proactive and plan ahead. Individuals may need to adjust their home or living situation to accommodate their changing lifestyle. Some considerations for creating a home plan for aging in place include:

  • Home Safety: The decision to age in place often requires modifications to ensure the home is safe. Consider what safety features or modifications need to be made and the costs and time involved with these changes.
  • Making a Care Plan: A care plan is a critical step for addressing necessary financial and health arrangements to ensure adequate support while aging in place. Typically, a care plan is updated over time. So as needs change during the aging process, so does the care plan.
  • Living with Chronic Diseases at Home: Approximately four out of five older adults suffer from at least one chronic health condition. Individuals with chronic diseases often have difficulty with basic tasks such as lifting objects, walking up steps, bathing or dressing. Consider what type of additional support will be needed to live safely in the home.

Technology for Aging in Place

Assistive technology is a term that is used to refer to adaptive or safety-enhancing devices that are designed to increase independence for those with limited abilities due to the aging process. Assistive technology supports individuals by increasing safety and health, improving quality of life and enabling the independence to safely age in place.

Assisted technology such as personal emergency response systems (PERS), remote patient monitoring (RPM) and medication management solutions are examples of assistive technology that can help seniors successfully age in place, keeping them healthy and independent in the comfort of their homes.

Technology for Aging in Place
Technology for Aging in Place

Technology for Aging in Place

Assistive technology is a term that is used to refer to adaptive or safety-enhancing devices that are designed to increase independence for those with limited abilities due to the aging process. Assistive technology supports individuals by increasing safety and health, improving quality of life and enabling the independence to safely age in place.

Assisted technology such as personal emergency response systems (PERS), remote patient monitoring (RPM) and medication management solutions are examples of assistive technology that can help seniors successfully age in place, keeping them healthy and independent in the comfort of their homes.

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