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Home Improvement / July 14, 2022
Aging in place is when older adults choose to stay at home as they age. More people are choosing this option instead of moving into an institutional environment. Fortunately, certain upgrades and alterations can help your aging loved ones live comfortably and independently in their forever home.
Read on to find out how aging in place can improve their quality of life.
Aging comes with physical and mental challenges. There will come a time when older adults will need assistance to perform daily tasks. With the help of family and caregivers, seniors can stay independent even at home. They will remain in charge of their activities, routine and choices. It could be hard to achieve this level of independence in a living facility.
Studies show that people in assisted living facilities have worse health outcomes than seniors who decided to age in place. Aging adults who are homesick are more likely to feel depressed and stressed, which can negatively affect their physical and mental health.
There is also evidence that people in nursing homes are more susceptible to bacterial and viral infections. Aging in place usually improves quality of life, resulting in better physical health. It also keeps seniors away from viruses and bacteria in assisted living facilities.
Seniors usually value their homes a lot. It’s where they grew old and created memories with their families. Living in a facility doesn’t have the sense of familiarity, safety and comfort. Many times, they don’t feel belongingness in a nursing home. Staying in a familiar and loving environment significantly affects an aging adult’s quality of life.
Planning to invest in accessibility features for your aging loved ones? Let Handyman Connection® of Mason take care of your aging-in-place upgrades. Call us at (513) 733-3777, or fill out our online form to get a free estimate.