6 Reasons to Age in Place

There really is no place like home. Many of our favorite memories are made in the comfort of our homes — that special evening on the back porch watching fireflies or your grandkids’ first Thanksgiving. It often feels as though our house is the center of our family.

As we age, it’s not uncommon to consider leaving our homes behind to accommodate changing needs. It’s estimated that almost two-thirds of aging adults will need long-term care lasting for more than three years, making it extremely expensive to grow older at home.

However, membership programs like Friendship at Home are finally making it affordable to grow older in your own home with full nursing-home level care available if and when you need it. The membership program acts like an insurance policy that guarantees everything from cleaning help, personalized home care, to companionship and more when you meet eligibility.

Below are a few reasons to consider aging in place with Friendship at Home.

Your Pets

Our pets are a part of our family, and leaving them behind because of changing needs only makes this transition more difficult. Membership programs like Friendship at Home allow you to get the care you need without having to leave behind the pets you love.

Your Money

Aging in place with Friendship at Home provides the same level of care as traditional retirement living options at a fraction of the price. This can help you grow older with financial security.

Your Possessions

Moving often means downsizing. While it’s always a good idea to declutter your home, downsizing can mean making tough decisions about what stays and what goes. Growing older in the comfort of your own home means you’ll never have to part with precious memorabilia or keepsakes.

Your Energy

Moving in retirement can be a lot of work. Even if you hire a moving crew, relocating means managing logistical changes and taking the time to make your new house into a home.

Your Second Home

If you have a vacation home, Friendship at Home’s care coordination services will follow you wherever you go. This means that wherever you are, you’ll still have peace of mind knowing that you can get quality care whenever you need it, for as long as you need it.

Your Backyard

Whether your kids grew up playing catch by the back porch or you’ve cultivated a beautiful garden, there’s nothing like the private sanctuary of your own backyard. Growing older at home means you can spend every sunny summer afternoon enjoying the peace and quiet of your own backyard.

If you’re interested in becoming a member, or just want to chat about the benefits of aging in place, give us a call at 614-734-2167! We’d love to help you make the best decisions for your long-term care needs.