Why Aging In Place Matters
Growing old is a part of the human experience. With age comes many unique experiences and health issues. One common issue amongst aging adults is where to live for the remainder of their life. The National Council of Aging found, “Nine in 10 seniors intend to continue living in their current homes over the next five to 10 years. Leading reasons for wanting to stay in their current homes include liking where they currently live (85 percent), having family and friends nearby (66 percent) and not wanting to deal with the hassle of moving (50 percent).”
Aging in place means allowing a senior citizen to live where they choose, often in their own home. Aging in place allows senior citizens to live in dignity, maintain their quality of life, be more comfortable and remain in their community and with family for as long as possible. Aging in place can be beneficial for their extended family, who don’t have to pay for a nursing home or worry about elder abuse, and often can see their parents in the same home they grew up in.