Making the Home Safe for Aging in Place

An increasing number of seniors are choosing to age in place. Only 4.5% of seniors are now living in nursing homes. Over 80% of seniors who need long-term care are receiving it in their own homes. Seniors not only can be comfortable and well cared for, but safe in their own homes. Staying in a familiar place increases the feeling of independence for many, and having a safe and well-equipped environment makes aging in place more convenient for seniors and their families. The following article details basic information on how to make the home safer for an aging loved one.

The following article details basic information on how to make the home safer for an aging loved one.
Tips for Home Safety for Arizona Seniors, Aging in Place PDF.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:
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Home Modifications for Safer Aging in Place
Overcoming Physical Difficulties Through Home Alterations
Safety Checklist

 

Web Resources:
Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about making a home safer for aging in place.

Aging in Place
From products to make life easier, to major home modifications, this site offers information on tools to allow the elderly to remain at home throughout the aging process.

Communicating with someone with hearing loss PDF

Hearing Loss support devices PDF

Exercise for Frail Elderly PDF

Risks of sleep deprivation PDF

Sleep disorders: understanding symptoms PDF

Sleep and Alzheimer's Disease

Sundowning

Newsletter on Aging in Place
Go to this Web site to sign up for a newsletter about aging in place. Gadgets & Gizmos is one of their sections that is especially interesting.

FINDING ANSWERS IN HOMECARE

What Kind of Home Care is Needed?
Caring for a senior or someone with a chronic illness can be a difficult and confusing road – from navigating the red tape of insurance and Medicare reimbursement to deciding on the most appropriate place to live.
Click here for information on the types of care available.

How Do You Pay for Home Care?
Who will pay for the home care services needed and how does this work? This can be the most difficult aspect of arranging home care, and it is often the ultimate decision maker.
Click here for information on how to pay for home care services in Arizona.

Warning Signs that Care at Home May be Needed

Frequently, when elderly loved ones need some help to stay at home, they won’t admit it. Others may also be unaware when someone simply cannot take care of himself or the household.

It is important to be aware of and watch for the signs that could indicate extra assistance is needed in order to provide a safe home environment for aging loved ones.

Options to Pay for Care

The demographics of our aging society coupled with the increased longevity of those currently older than 80 means that more boomers will be responsible, in part, for assisting with paying for care for their parents.

Making the Home Safe for Aging in Place

An increasing number of seniors are choosing to age in place. Only 4.5% of seniors are now living in nursing homes. Over 80% of seniors who need long-term care are receiving it in their own homes. Seniors not only can be comfortable and well cared for, but safe in their own homes.

Staying in a familiar place increases the feeling of independence for many, and having a safe and well-equipped environment makes aging in place more convenient for seniors and their families.