written by Kevin K. Johnson, CSA
In-home care has proven to provide a better quality of life for seniors versus nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Not only that, according to a 2003 study completed by AARP, more than four in five Americans age 45 and older say they would like to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Although outcomes align with desires, only one in six home owners has made home modifications that would allow them to be safe and comfortable in their home as they age (O’Neal, 2008). People that plan to stay in their homes as they age need to make the necessary modifications now to ensure their ability to age in place.
Senior home care aids such as those from Visiting Angels, provide critical help with Activities of Daily Living needs of seniors. However, one of the first areas of concern addressed during an initial client assessment is the degree to which the home is prepared for aging in place. If you need assistance in preparing a residence for aging-in-place, please contact us. We can direct you to certified experts that can provide quotes and perform the detailed work.