Aging in Place: A Guide to Growing Older at Home


From the RetireGuide website:

Aging in place is the process of staying in your own home as you grow older instead of moving to an outside facility. To properly age in place, you should create a budget, discuss options with your family, connect with home health services and identify necessary home modification projects.

Key Takeaways

  • The term “aging in place” refers to the ability of older adults to live in their homes and communities safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of their age, income or abilities.
  • Examples of aging in place include seniors living in their homes and receiving Meals on Wheels or living in a retirement community so that transportation isn’t a concern.
  • Aging in place is best suited for those who have good health, a strong support system and minimally maintained, fully paid off homes.
  • Accessibility may mean a one-floor home or having accessible bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs.
  • Some of the most important aspects of aging in place include living independently, safely and financially soundly.

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