agingMost seniors want to remain in their home, where their surroundings are familiar, while remaining safe and comfortable. However, there are some obstacles for seniors to stay at home, but through proactive planning the obstacles to aging in place can fade away making maintaining independence safer and more practical for seniors.

Maintaining A Lifestyle

Maintaining my lifestyle, staying mobile, my finances, technology, my legal needs, and taking care of a parent are among some of the topics many people question when deciding how they will remain in their home in advanced age. While aging in place refers to those of retirement age and older, it is a topic that should be planned for and discussed from early on in one’s career and life, to make the transition to retirement in comfort as easy as possible.

Physical Changes

Physical changes are also a big factor in a person’s ability to age in place. No matter how much we exercise, eat a healthy diet and train our minds there are age related factors that are inevitable that we need to address. Whether it be declining eyesight and hearing capacity, decreasing flexibility, or reducing mass and muscle strength, we need to make sure we manipulate our environment to maintain safe access and mobility for daily life.

Several of the concerns for those aging in place can be addressed by having some assistance with many of our day to day task, such as cooking, cleaning, medication reminders or transportation to the doctor or shopping. Whether you need a few hours a day, or assistance 24-7, senior care agencies such as Carolina’s Best Home Care can provide you with the support you need to remain in your home as long as you choose while maintaining independence and safety at the same time.

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