What is aging in place?
Aging baby boomers who are contemplating home renovations as they age have many things to consider. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) a majority of Americans over the age of 45 wish to remain in their existing homes throughout their entire lives. Here are some quick references for homeowners or elder caregivers to refer to when beginning the planning stage for aging in place.
Aging in place resources
First determine the livability of your current home. The AARP offers a “Home Fit Guide” which helps identify what features to look for when aging in place.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) developed a report displayed on their website called “There’s No Place Like Home – for Growing Old”. It provides a comprehensive list of suggestions and resources for aging in place planning. Tips range from home care services to financing home modifications and more.
Familiarizing yourself with the information on these sites will prepare you to begin formulating your aging in place plan for living safely and comfortably at home.