Aging In Place
The term "aging in place" refers to living where you have lived for many years or to living in a non-healthcare environment using products and conveniences to enable you to not have to move as circumstances change.
A significant concern as people grow older is that they may have to leave their home. This would mean leaving behind a comfortable setting familiar community and many memories. In addition a certain amount of control is lost when one leaves home. This control provides the feeling of dignity, quality of live and independence. Remaining in one's home provides a sense of security.
Aging in place successfully requires planning. To accommodate physical, mental and psychological changes that are associated with aging, changes will be required in your home.
Currently 10,000 people per day turn 65, this trend is expected to continue for the next 20 years.
The aging process is blamed for many problems seniors may encounter with daily activities. Quite often the home is the cause of these difficulties.