Age in place homes help you meet the challenges of growing older at home.
There are many common issues among older adults (as with any age group). Especially in regards to enjoying and living in their homes.
If you’ve had an older parent or grandparent you’ve tried to help, you’ve probably seen first-hand someone who doesn’t want to leave their home.
Thankfully, there are ways you can help yourself or someone you love stay at home longer.
“Aging in place is the term used to describe the situation a person is in when they’ve chosen to live in a particular residence and will continue to do so, while getting any assistance they may need along the way.”
Aging in place planning
As with anything in life, having a plan means a greater chance of success. The same is true for age in place homes.
The flipside of that is that planning is the thing that most people have difficulty with. It’s mainly due to most folks just don’t know what to expect as far as:
Changes their bodies will go through
Changes that affect their mind and emotions
How those change will affect their abilities in daily life
Here at Forever Home, LLC, we’re experts in aging in place. Owner Kathy Subasic is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and expert on age in place homes.
Preparing age in place homes
Depending on your current age or situation, you may already be seeing signs of things in your home not working for you like they used to. Because of that, the best place to start is identify these things, first.
- Are you nervous about stepping into your tub? (You should be.)
- Are cabinets and appliances hard to reach?
- Do you have steps in your home that your knees hate?
- Have you slipped on any floors?
- Is the laundry room inconvenient?
- Are there things you find yourself disliking about your home?
If any of these things ring true for you, it’s OK … it happens for everyone!
This is similar to questions we ask and explore with our clients. It’s very important for us to get this feedback from you. Then, we put that together with the results of a technical assessment to get a clear picture of your current and possible future situation.
There is a lot that goes into determining how your home can best suit your needs, now and in the future. Determining your current situation or needs is the first step.
When we look at your house and factor in changes you’ll face later in life, we may suggest a series of changes over time (instead of all at once). This can lessen the initial financial impact. Not to mention, fully tailor changes to the exact place you are in your life.
Our knowledge and experience about what people go through as the grow older helps us show you changes you can make in your home to make life easier and keep you safe.