You want to keep them safe in the home they love…
Welcome, “Aging in place” simply means you remain living in the community with some level of independence, rather than in residential care.
Whether You’re a Caregiver looking for ideas about senior care, or a baby boomer planning a retirement in the home and community you’ve come to love; or you’re an entrepreneur interested in the growing industry of aging in place, you’ll find sound, intelligent, and actionable ideas here.
I’ll cover need-to-know topics like:
Your health and physical needs: Do physical or mental limits affect your ability to live at home? Are you able to get your health needs met at home?
Informal Care: Do you have family, friends, or organizations like church groups who will provide non-paid care for you? And are these informal caregivers able to provide the care you may require?
Money and Finances: Not only the money you will need to stay at home for in-home services (Medicare provides limited short term home health care that is specific); but also Long Term Care insurance, which may not pay all your needs. Is a Reverse Mortgage right for you?
The Built Environment: How well do you get around at home? Do stairs and the lack of a bathroom on the main floor affect your ability to remain home? Can you so home repairs yourself? Or can you hire it out? Home modifications can be costly and finding CAPS contractors in your area may be challenging.
Community Services: What kinds of services are offered? Not all communities offer services for free or at low costs; and some may be covered by Medicaid, while others are not. Are transportation services offered? Or senior centers near by?
The goal is to provide the best information and resources so you can remain home by choice.
Patrick Roden RN PhD