1. BEING IN YOUR OWN SPACE MEANS INDEPENDENCE AND COMFORT.
Aging in place means seniors must have access to everything on their own. It means that with the right amount of planning, their space can be a safe, familiar place for them to live on their own, or with in-home care as needed. They’re able to maintain relationships with neighbors and other friends — relationships that are crucial to their emotional and mental health as they continue to age.
2. YOUR SPACE FEELS SAFE — AND IT IS.
Maintaining a home can seem like a daunting challenge for seniors, but the reality is that their house or the house of a close relative is more familiar to them. As their senses naturally begin dulling with age, having familiar surroundings is comforting and also makes it easier for them to navigate through familiar routines. Their home environment is also generally cleaner and better for their health, assuming they have the in-home care their health demands. Regardless of which assisted living or nursing home facility you would choose, staff members are often spread thin and despite best attempts to keep everything clean, more people means more germs. More germs are not healthy for aging immune systems as they begin to grow weaker.
3. AGING IN PLACE PROVIDES FLEXIBILITY.
When you live in your own home, you can create your schedule — eat when you’re hungry, visit with family and friends for as long as you want to, etc. Seniors don’t have to conform to a specific schedule of dining hours or visiting hours. Instead, seniors who age in place have the flexibility and autonomy that they wouldn’t get if they lived in a nursing home.