I frequently hear elders say, “I want to stay in my own house,”. The good news is that you might be able to achieve that with the correct assistance. Aging in place refers to continuing to live in your current house as you grow older.
An increasing lifestyle choice for seniors nearing or over retirement age is aging in place. Instead of moving into a senior care center or another medical facility, it enables you to stay in the home of your choosing for as long as you can do so securely and affordably. Many of the resources you require to live a comfortable and safe life are now accessible in your own home, making aging in place practical.
Planning and assistance are necessary for effectively aging in place. We frequently receive calls regarding elderly people who are in trouble and can no longer live at home because they don’t have an aging plan. Seniors find planning challenging since they are unsure of how their needs may change. Everybody is in a unique situation.
At IKOR, we specialize in assisting clients in making long-term plans for aging. It is referred to as “aging in place with a plan.”
We have assisted hundreds of clients in resolving challenging issues brought on by a lack of knowledge and preparation. When it comes to aging at home, we are well aware of where the majority of the minefields are. Examining any potential chronic conditions that you or your spouse may have, such as diabetes or emphysema, is one of the ways we start planning. Our IKOR registered nurse patient advocates are aware that future mobility issues or difficulties taking care of oneself may result from these health issues.
The aging process progresses through five stages: independence, interdependence, dependency, crisis management, and end of life, as we’ve covered in previous articles. The evolution from one phase to the next is what makes it challenging to comprehend these stages. And it’s frequently rather subtle. When a distant family member visits in the spring of a loved one who is living alone without a plan, they may observe a noticeable deterioration in functioning by the holidays.
The majority of our calls as aging life care professionals, formerly known as geriatric care managers, come during the devastating crisis management stage. Because of crises, seniors frequently lose their independence and dignity. Furthermore, it is far more expensive and difficult for us to handle crisis circumstances when our clients have neglected many aspects of their lives.
Understanding, housing and home maintenance, safety and security, health and wellbeing, personal finance, transportation, community and social interactions, as well as entertainment, are all parts of aging in place with a plan.
IKOR assists you in making plans for and providing for your aging in all facets of life. Even more recently, we developed a brand-new program, Solutions for Dignity Home Maintenance Program, which was built exclusively to monitor a seniors home for necessary maintenance issues or harmful living conditions as well as the structural integrity of their home. This program provides low-cost customizable quarterly and monthly service packages,
By taking care of everything for you, we eliminate the hassle of this process. Simply choose the service you want from a wide range of available alternatives, and we’ll help you with the details.
For more information on the solutions for dignity home maintenance program or how to age in place with a plan, call us toll-free at 855-456-7972 or visit our website at www.ikorofwpa.com.