WHAT TO EXPECT
Aging in place doesn’t just happen. In order to ensure you, your family members, and your home are ready for your changing needs requires planning. And planning starts with an honest evaluation of your situation, including your housing options, health and wellness, finances, transportation, community involvement, social interaction, and overall quality of life.
Once you and your loved ones have determined that aging in place is the best option for you, there are three main concerns to consider as you plan to modify your existing space to meet your changing needs…
yOUR pLAN FOR aGING IN pLACE
A printable PDF planning tool from the National Aging in Place Council that helps you assess your needs and identify next steps to aging in place.
aGING IN PLACE BASICS
AgeInPlace.com gives you an overview of what aging in place is and how to get started.
INTERACTIVE SAFETY GUIDE
This online activity from CaregiverStress.com will take you room by room, showcasing common hazards you need to look out for in your own home.
Can You Afford to Age in Place?
From zero-step entrances to arthritis-friendly door handles, this AARP.org article will give you the average costs for some of the most common aging-in-place home modifications.
The thought of upgrading your home’s accessibility can be daunting. All those repairs and projects take time and money. Luckily, there are a few simple, inexpensive projects just about anyone can do themselves (with the help of a few friends or family members) to make any home safer and allow you more independence.
Some remodeling projects will require the help of professionals. While these projects will take more time and cost more money than DIY upgrades, they are essential to ensuring you are able to remain in your home as you age.