Aging in Place
The first wave of Baby Boomers turned 65 in 2012. Research shows that County and State resources will have difficulty keeping up with the high demand for services within the next 15 years. It’s crucial that you plan ahead. The likelihood of you aging in place increases with preplanning.
Try to look at your home through the eyes of an 85 year old person. Where will you sleep? Is your bedroom on the first floor? Is your bathroom on the first floor? Will you have access to laundry? Will you be able to go outside? Will you need to overcome steps to access the yard or driveway?
Now is the time to make modifications if they are needed. Be proactive in planning for your future. It is never too early to think about accessibility to your home. All it takes is one bad fall to suffer a broken ankle or hip. Creating an accessible home decreases the likelihood of going into a nursing home for care, in the event of an illness or fracture.
Call Eldercare Navigators now if you need help with your home assessment. Our goal is to help YOU stay in YOUR home!