Seniors frequently say, “I want to stay in my own house,” as we go about our work. Fortunately, you might be able to do that with the correct assistance. Aging in place means staying in your own house as you grow older.
A growing lifestyle choice for elders 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 financially. Many of the services you need to live a secure and safe life are now available in your own home, making aging in place practical.
Planning and support are necessary for successfully aging in place. We frequently receive calls regarding elderly people who are in distress 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 different situation.
We at IKOR are experts at assisting clients with age planning. 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 understanding 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. The changes from one phase to the next are a progression, which makes it difficult to understand 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 decline in functioning by the holidays.
It is heartbreaking that the majority of the calls we receive as aging life care professionals—previously known as geriatric care managers—come during the crisis management stage. Seniors frequently lose their independence and dignity as a result of crises. Additionally, when our clients have neglected many aspects of their lives, it is far more expensive and difficult for us to manage crisis situations.
Aging in place with a plan involves understanding housing and home maintenance, safety and security, health and wellness, personal finance, transportation, community and social interactions, as well as entertainment.
IKOR supports you as you age in all facets of your life by assisting you in planning for it. We’ve even lately developed a brand-new program called Solutions for Dignity Home Maintenance Program that is specifically made to monitor a seniors’ residence for necessary maintenance areas or unsafe living conditions, as well as the structural integrity of their home. This program offers customizable monthly, quarterly, and add-on service packages at affordable prices.
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 options, and we’ll assist you with the details.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to age in place with a plan or the solutions for dignity home maintenance program, you can contact us toll free at 855-456-7972 or visit our website at www.ikorofwpa.com