According to an AARP study, nearly 80% of older adults want to live in their current home as long as possible rather than moving into a nursing home or other communal living.
Aging in place successfully does take some planning and decision making. This can start with ensuring your home is accessible, comfortable and safe now and as you get older.
In the AARP study, 36% of respondents reported that they already plan to make home modifications to enable them to age in place. Bathrooms and entryways were the most common areas for these modifications.
Friends Life Care offers Home Assessments
As a Quaker values-based, nonprofit organization, Friends Life Care has a mission to deliver prevention, wellness, quality of life protection and long term care coordination.
We offer many resources, including our Safer Home Study. We can help to identify ways to make your home more accessible and safer for aging.
The recommendations and solutions can evolve over time to support changing needs. The goal, however, is the same.
That is to help enable older adults to remain living independently at home. As a benefit of Friends Life Care program membership, a full in-home accessibility evaluation is provided. For individuals who are not yet members, we offer a fee-based service.
Either way, you can get started with a home assessment then decide if there are modifications you would like to put in place.
With Friends Life Care’s unique program, older adults like you can better thrive in place and retain your quality of life.
You Are Invited
Find out more. Join us for in-person seminars and online webinars.
These free educational workshops are designed to help you answer important questions for your retirement years and explain how Friends Life Care can bring you more certainty in uncertain times.
To check upcoming dates and register visit: www.friendslifecare.org/register.
Or to speak to a plan counselor about membership or a home assessment, call 215-628-8964 x235.
PHOTO CAP: A safe, comfortable and accessible home is critical to maintaining your independence as you age in place.