What Does it Mean to Age in Place?
November 8, 2018
Living comfortably and safely into one’s golden years is of paramount importance. Aging in place is a concept that means different things to different people. For some, it means living in the home that they’ve been living in for decades. To others, the definition is a bit more broad. Let’s take a look at the different facets of aging in place.
Aging in Place is About Comfort
At the end of the day, the fundamental tenet of aging in place is comfort. When an older adult can remain in their home safely and comfortably, then all is well. However, not all homes are safe for older adults to live in. Not only that, but as their abilities and mobility skills diminish or change, staying in their original home may not be the best idea.
Falls are common when seniors live alone and without ample support, they can be fatal. Just because a new residence is needed doesn’t mean that it won’t be comfortable.
Aging in Place is About Safety
Safety is the most important factor in determining a residence whether you’re 25 or 75. If the home isn’t safe, you shouldn’t call it home; plain and simple. Though home modifications can be made to accommodate problems with mobility and other challenges, some seniors need more help than a grab bar can really offer.
Assisted Living Combines Independence with Stability
Sometimes continuing to live alone is much more dangerous than it would be uncomfortable to move. Though some seniors may resist it, insisting that they can remain where they are familiar, it may be time to talk about assisted living communities that meet their needs.
Assisted living communities don’t have to feel like nursing homes. In fact, the facilities here at Kenwood Care will feel like home with ample support day or night for residents. At the end of the day, safety is the most important thing.
If you would like to take a tour of our assisted living homes, give us a call today. We would be happy to answer your questions and determine whether or not our facilities are right for your loved one. We have a team of amazing caregivers who will help your loved one continue to live a rich and full life.