Aging in Place is the name of a research report, issued by AARP and NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures), which revealed,
“Nearly 90 percent of people over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, and 80 percent believe their current residence is where they will always live.”
The study concludes,
“However, for older adults to age in place, their physical and service environment must be accommodating.”
According to the study, the primary factor for determining whether or not these elderly people will remain in their homes was not physical health but rather, their living environment. In other words, just by making changes to their living environment, making their home more accommodating to their needs, these older adults are much more likely to remain at home, “aging in place.”
A More Caring and Supportive Environment
As we travel through the various stages of life, our needs continue to change and these changes will require that we make adjustments to our living environment. By making these occasional adjustments to our living environment, we ensure that the place we call “home” continues to be a place that is both safe and supportive. One way to ensure that your loved one’s living environment remains safe and accommodating is to introduce the supportive services of an in-home caregiver — this way your loved one can continue living safely and comfortably in the place they love!
In-home care is the preferred choice for those who desire to “age in place.” Portland In-Home Care is committed to caring for the one you love, in the place they love. A caring and skilled caregiver may be what you and your family need to experience the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your loved one is being cared for and supported in the place they love and call, “home!”