Aging In Placeaginginplace

If you are like most American’s, you want to continue to live in your home despite disability or age related changes. Home is where you are most comfortable, where you feel safe and where you have years of memories. Unfortunately, most home in the US are older homes, with non-user friendly features such as narrow hallways, stairs and poor lighting. The solution is a conceptcalled Aging in Place.

Definition

Aging in Place is the ability to live in one’s home of choice (home, apartment, independent living, assisted living) for as long as it is safe and comfortable to do so. Someone who is Aging in Place, is doing thethings they need and want to do. They are bathing, cooking, visiting with friends and getting out of the home and into the community.

To successfully Age in Place, a person will likely need to do three things:

  1. Make modifications, or changes, to your home.
  2. Use specialized products or equipment, termed assistive technology
  3. Use services (transportation, meals, caregivers)

Impact on You

Senior woman gardeningAging in Place allows you freedom to live as you choose. You choose only the support you need. As your needs change, new products, services or home modifications can be added to preserve your independence.

Likely, you are thinking about the future, thinking about where and how do you want to live. Where will that be? Will your home be able to meet your needs ifyou begin to have trouble getting around? Maybe you are already seeing the effects of arthritis or visual loss. Maybe you are caring for a spouse who has memory problems.

As you begin to search for solutions, you find an overwhelming number of available products and services.

You have worked hard to build a rewarding and independent life. You have good friends, a happy family, and a beautiful home. It seems, however, your world is increasingly filled with barriers that limit your freedom.

Common Challenges

You have worked hard to build a rewarding and independent life. You have good friends, a happy family, and a beautiful home. It seems, however, your world is increasingly filled with barriers that limit your freedom.

If you are experiencing any of the following, we can help.

  • You struggle to navigate your own home. There may even be parts of your home you avoid because it is too difficult to enter or exit them.
  • You struggle to get into and out of your car.
  • Your furniture traps you. You struggle to get out of your bed. You can’t get out of your favorite chair without summoning your strength.
  • You have been diagnosed with a chronic or progressive condition such as MS, ALS, PD, or MD.
  • You have had a life altering injury such as a stroke, head injury or spinal cord injury
  • Your fear of falling has you hesitating to go out; you especially dread cracked sidewalks and stairs.
  • Those who care about you have suggested an independent living facility, and you fear living in a nursing home. You realize daily activities are not as easy as they used to be, but you still want to live at home.
  • Your family is concerned, and you find yourself agreeingwith their concerns more each day. You want to rebuild your independence,but you are not sure where to start.

Finding Solutions

There are thousands of products and services available. You likely have many questions.

Services – What services are available to maintain the quality of life you have grown accustomed to? What are the benefits and trade-offs? How can you select a reputable and trustworthy provider? What is the cost, and what support programs are available?

Assistive technology – What medical equipment could make life easier at home? Are technology-based solutions a valid option? How reputable are these suppliers? This brand costs 5x’s as much that brand, what is the difference?  Should I trust the salesman at the medical supply store to know what is best for me?

Changing the environment – What changes to your home will have the most positive impact on your life? Are there contractors who specialize in Aging in Place remodeling? Are some flooring and surface materials better than others for my condition? Should I trust my contractor to make these recommendations? Can my home be both beautiful and still meet my changing needs? Can an accessible bathroom be beautiful?

How We Can Help

You can maintain a normal and independent life at home. We can help. We know what resources there are, which are best for you, and how to get them.

Working with you in the privacy and safety of your home, we determine the best action plan for your condition, environment and budget. We can help you Age in Place.

Let our licensed and highly trained professionals guide you through the process. Regain your independence, maintain your privacy and feel confident in your own home for a lifetime.

Life. Easier. At Home.