Aging in Place

When a senior chooses to remain in their own home as they age, it is known as aging in place. The goal of aging in place is to maintain independence and a high quality of life while continuing to live in one's own home safely and comfortably regardless of age or ability level.

Oftentimes, seniors who choose this lifestyle need additional support at home. To make the possibility of remaining at home safe and comfortable, seniors rely on the help of family members, in-home care aides, assistive devices like canes or walkers, and home modifications.

AgingCare provides resources to help seniors and their families plan and prepare for successfully aging in place. Read expert articles and explore the tips and advice of other caregivers who have supported their loved ones' desire to live at home as long as safely possible.

Aging in Place Articles

  • Expert Advice on Aging in Place

    Is your house elder friendly? An occupational therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist explains how improving the safety, accessibility and functionality of your residence now can safeguard your future at home.

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  • Using Universal Design to Create a Senior-Friendly Home

    Universal design is not a “style” but a philosophy that products and environments should be useable by all people without adaptation. Applying these principles throughout a senior’s home can help promote both safety and independence.

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  • Conducting a Home Safety Assessment for Seniors

    A comprehensive aging-in-place home assessment for seniors can reveal hazards that must be addressed, promote independence and give family caregivers invaluable peace of mind. Use these tips to help an aging loved one adapt their home to meet their needs.

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  • Senior-Friendly Home Additions for Aging in Place

    There are a number of additions that can be made to a home to make it more senior-friendly. To remain in your home as you age, consider these tips for creating a safe environment that will help you age in place safely and comfortably.

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  • Aging in Place: Making Your Home’s Main Entrance Accessible

    Your front door and the paths around your house are your gateway to the outside world. Learn how to modify these aspects of your residence to prevent falls and prolong your independence so you can lead an active life for many years to come.

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  • Equipment and Products for Aging in Place

    The reality of aging in place is not without challenges –especially as one’s health declines and needs increase. Fortunately, there are many adaptive products and safety devices that can be used to help make staying in a long-time home safer.

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