Senior living communities offer more and more to residents like perks that range from the convenient (like on-site healthcare facilities, transportation, and home maintenance) to the luxurious (like on-site 5-star dining options and indoor pools). Despite the draw of these senior living facilities, today’s senior still has a strong desire to age in place.
It is important to plan appropriate if you wish to remain in your home as you age. Here are a few important questions that you need to consider to ensure health, happiness, and safety in your home.
- Will you make modifications to your home to accommodate the changes in mobility that happen as you age?
- How will maintenance of your home be managed when mobility becomes an issue?
- What are you plans to stay socially active before and after decreased mobility?
- How will you get to doctor’s appointments and other appointments?
- How will you alert someone if you have a fall or medical emergency?
- If you lose cognitive function, who will manage your finances, make appointments, etc.?
- Should you fall and get injured and require rehab at a facility, do you know the places in your area and the quality of care provided by each?
- If you require a home health agency to manage your care, who will oversee that care and make sure payments are made, care if managed , and elder abuse does not occur?
Aging in place is appealing for many reasons: Your home is familiar, steeped in fond memories, comfortable. Should you re home health care, contact the professionals at Masters In Home Care to discuss your individual situation.