Aging in Place – A Six Part Series

Aging in Place - Home Modifications article - ImageWhat is aging in place?  According to AARP, “‘Aging in Place’ is simply a matter of preserving the ability for people to remain in their home or neighborhood as long as possible.”  In a recent AARP survey, “at least 80% of older adults report that they want to remain in their homes and communities rather than move to retirement communities or supportive housing environments.”

In order to address this increased desire to age in place, Janice Howard, Life Care Private Duty Director, has initiated a six part Aging in Place series.  Her goal is to help individuals understand “aging in place” and what they may need to consider.  Through her research, Howard identified six areas of concentration:  Self, Home, Care, Finances, Transportation and Advanced Care Planning.

The first Aging In Place article addresses home modifications.  Thank you to Pam Manes, Director of Service Development, Community House Calls, for her important contribution to the Aging in Place Series.  Stay tuned for additional Aging in Place articles.

Introduction:  Aging in Place Series by Janice Howard, Life Care Private Duty Director, Cornerstone VNA

Part 1:  Home Modifications by Pam Manes, Director of Service Development, Community House Calls

Click here to learn more about the Life Care-Private Duty program at Cornerstone VNA.

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