Aging in place is a great alternative for you or your elderly loved ones. It is a great alternative to elder care facilities in that it is much less expensive and puts less of a drain on what may be limited retirement funds.
It also allows you, or your elderly loved one, to remain in surroundings that are familiar to them and not have their life thrown into the upheaval that a move can cause.
In order for aging in place to work there are some things that are necessary. The CDC defines this as “…the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably.” In order to do that, the home must be able to accommodate the needs of someone who might have special needs or limited mobility.
Here are the basics that are needed for aging in place to work.