The prospect of aging in place is one that many people are exploring these days. Living at home while being able to age gracefully can be an exciting prospect and will also allow you to stay in your home without having to adjust your lifestyle too much. However, there are some things that you may want to consider getting help with depending on your level of mobility and health.
If you are still relatively mobile and can move around your house with ease you may not need as much help as if you are in a wheel chair or confined to your bed. The good news is there is help for you at all levels of mobility. Some of the things you may need help with could include;
- Meal planning and prep. This can be one of the hardest things to give up if you enjoy cooking and eating healthy, but it can also be a major relief to not have to worry about your meals each and everyday.
- Household chores. Whether it’s a light cleaning of the house each week or a deep clean every couple of months, getting a hand with the chores can alleviate a lot of stress from your mind and your body.
- Money management. It is a good idea to start working with someone early to manage your money. Professionals can help you plan your week, your month, and even the next few years ahead to insure that you have the right amount of money to cover the expenses that may change over time.
Taking some of these smaller items off of your list of things to do can be a huge relief to you and if you have a caregiver who is also spending a lot of time and energy with you. Small, day to day activities can add up and cause undue stress on you and your loved ones. Making the switch to have someone come over and take care of these tasks for you is something that will undoubtedly provide you some relief.
Aging in place has many benefits and there is a reason there is a growing population of adults who are choosing this path over nursing home living. Taking care of some of the small day-to-day tasks will help make it an even more attractive option.