Dorothy said it perfectly: “there’s no place like home.” Aging in place can help your loved one feel more comfortable and confident as they face the many tolls aging may take on their body.
- Aging in place allows your loved one to forego the unfamiliar, keeping them comfortable throughout their golden years. They won’t have to adjust to the constant commotion of a nursing home or assisted living facility where new sights, sounds, and smells can be bothersome.
- Older adults who can remain in their own homes can receive more consistent care. By aging at home, your loved one can receive supportive care from family members or friends who they know and trust without having to worry about high staff turnover rates that may take place at nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
Many older adults report that their homes have significant emotional value. Moving your loved one away from such an essential part of their life can leave them feeling anxious or depressed, leading to many adverse health outcomes. On the flip side, being able to remain in their own home can grant older adults a better sense of life satisfaction.