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What is Aging in Place?

"Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule." 

~ Frederick William Robertson

 

 

When a senior chooses to live at home rather than move into an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, it’s known as “aging in place.” 

Nine out of ten seniors over 65 wants to "age in place" and live independently in their own home as long as possible. But as seniors age they are at higher risk for in-home injuries as their balance, eyesight, and flexibility are reduced. As a result, one in three seniors has a serious fall each year. With just basic home modifications, injuries can largely be prevented, allowing seniors to age in place safely in the comfort of their own home.

Providing a safe home environment allows seniors to maintain their independence as long as possible. It reduces family stress as their children do not have to worry about paying for expensive care or having their parents move in with them. Fall prevention means preventing expensive hospitalization and medical care for fall-related accidents, creating peace of mind for a senior's family knowing they are safe at home.

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