4 Tips to Aging in Place: Staying in Your Home

4 Tips to Aging in Place: Staying in Your Home

When starting to plan for the future, many like the familiarity of their home and the idea of being able to stay there as long as possible. Aging in Place is defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” Aging in place has become more popular, with about 75% of Americans aged 50 and older saying they want to remain in their own homes and communities as they age, according to a survey of 2,826 adults completed by the AARP in 2021.

As you start thinking about what the future might look like for you or your loved one, here are 4 tips to Age in Place.

Make a Plan

Aging at home can take some additional preparation. Make sure to plan for your medical, housekeeping, and transportation needs. This could include setting up a medical assistance alert system.

Adapt Your Environment

Adapting your environment can be as simple as decluttering, adding lighting, removing rugs, and adding non-slip shower floors. You’ll also want to consider your needs over time. Having a single floor living plan, a walk-in shower or tub with grab bars, no-step entries, and wide doors and hallways will increase your safety and accessibility while aging in your home.

Add Assistive Devices

Adding assistive devices into your everyday life can help maintain your independence for longer. These could consist of, but not limited to mobility devices, visual aids, reachers and grabbers, pill dispensers, and memory aids.

Stay Active and Engaged

As you’ve probably heard before, “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” Being active can help you maintain mobility and independence. Staying involved with activities you enjoy, as well as making plans to see family and friends is a good way to connect and increase your overall wellbeing.

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