Who is Ready For Aging in Place?

A man and woman laying in bed smiling for the camera.

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

~ Henry Ford

Have you been concerned about your parents staying home lately? Are You Ready to Start Thinking about their Aging in Place long-term plan? And it’s never too early to think about your own future strategy to remain home by choice.


Aging in Place

Answer the 10-Point Questioner to Find Out:

10 Survey Questions: Are You Ready to Start Thinking About Aging in Place?

  1. Are you 40 years of age or better?
  2. Do you plan on staying in your current home and community for the foreseeable future?
  3. Do you or a household member have one or more chronic health conditions such as diabetes or arthritis?
  4. Are you finding it more challenging getting in/out of the shower tub or negotiating stairs?
  5. Are there steep sloping walkways and/or stairs to enter your home (barriers to entry)?
  6. Is your home set up for single-floor living (bedroom, bath, and kitchen on the main floor)?
  7. Can the doors accommodate a wheelchair (34″ to 42″) for you or a visitor?
  8. Have you developed a network of helpers (“social capital”) in your neighborhood that you would miss if you relocated?
  9. How difficult is it to access goods and services from where you now live? Can you walk? Drive a short distance? Or use public transportation?
  10. Do you enjoy living where multi-generational contact is possible?

Many of us are experiencing our parents struggling to live in a home/community that no longer works for them. Some of us are now finding out what that is like for ourselves. These questions are designed to be a starting point in thinking about current living situations while beginning to develop a plan for yourself or a loved one. At aginginplace.com my goal has always been to provide you with content created to help increase the odds of remaining home by choice as your parents age. It may not always be optimal or even possible–but I think it’s worth the effort.

~ Patrick Roden



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