“I want to stay in my own house,” are words that we frequently hear from seniors at work. The good news is that with the correct assistance, you might be able to accomplish so. Aging in place refers to staying in your own house as you age older.

For seniors reaching or beyond retirement age, aging in place is becoming a more popular lifestyle option. It allows you to stay in your own home for as long as you can securely and inexpensively, rather than having to move to a senior care or other medical facility. Many of the resources you need to live a comfortable and safe life are now accessible in your own home, allowing you to age in place.

It takes planning and assistance to age in place successfully. We frequently receive calls concerning seniors who are in distress and have lost their ability to reside in their homes due to a lack of an aging plan. Seniors have a difficult time planning since they don’t know how their needs will vary over time. Everyone is in a unique situation.

At IKOR, we’re highly skilled at helping people plan for aging. We call it aging in place with a plan.

We’ve assisted hundreds of clients in resolving complex issues stemming from a lack of awareness and planning. We are well aware of where most of the minefields in aging at home are located. One of the first things we do is look at any chronic illnesses you or your spouse may have, such as diabetes or emphysema. Our IKOR registered nurse patient advocates know these health problems could make it hard for someone to get around or care for themselves in the future. 

The aging process comprises five phases: independence, interdependence, reliance, crisis management, and end of life. The shift from one phase to the next is a progression, which makes comprehending these stages challenging. And it’s usually rather subtle. A distant family member can arrive in the spring and see a dramatic reduction in the functioning of a valued family member who is living alone without a plan before the holidays.

The majority of our calls as aging life care professionals, formerly known as geriatric care managers, are in the crisis management phase, which is heartbreaking. Because of crises, seniors frequently lose their dignity and independence. And it is far more expensive and complicated for us to resolve crisis situations when our clients have not maintained several areas of their life. 

Aging in place with a plan includes understanding, housing and home maintenance, safety and security, health and wellness, personal finance, transportation, community and social interactions as well as entertainment.

At IKOR, we help you plan for and support you as you age in all areas of life. We’ve even recently created a new program called solutions for dignity home maintenance program specifically designed to monitor a seniors residence for routine maintenance areas or unsafe housing conditions, as well as the structural integrity of their home. This program provides personalized quarterly and monthly service packages as well as extra add-on services at a reasonable price.

We take the hassle out of this process by managing everything for you. Simply tell us whatever service you would like from a vast range of options, and we’ll take care of the rest.

You may reach us toll-free at 855-456-7972 or visit our website at www.ikorofwpa.com to learn more about the solutions for dignity home maintenance program or how to age in place with a plan.