Buzzwords and lingo are common with the senior/aging “industry”, with many having meaning only to industry organizations or service providers. Aging in Place is a buzz word (yes, it’s really a phrase but typically said almost as a single word) that has real meaning to both family caregivers and their senior loved ones.
This episode introduces the concept of aging in place, the ability of seniors to age in the home of their choice, and the implications of that choice for the seniors’ families and other caregivers.
Most of our senior loved ones – and even more baby boomers looking ahead to their retirement years – express in surveys their desire to age in place in their own homes. For some it is not practical due to health issues or physical limitations. For others, though, it is virtually a requirement given the cost of alternatives. Regardless of the reason your senior loved ones want to live in their own home, there are many things to consider to make sure they can stay safe and enjoy living in that home.
References discussed in the episode and Senior Care Corner posts with more information:
- National Association of Home Builders, Certified Aging in Place Specialist
- Top 10 Design Trends for Aging in Place
- Prepare Seniors to Stay Safe in a Storm
- Aging in Place – Plan to Avoid the Shock
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Podcast Transcript (so you can follow along or read at your convenience)