With familiar surroundings, lifetime memories and close communities, there is truly no place like home.
However, for the aging Baby Boomer population, the decision to live independently or downsize to a retirement community is always one for consideration as needs, and desires, change with age.
The Desire to Age in Place
A recent survey showcased in an AARP article found that 76% of older adults want to age in their home. Not only does this population want to remain independent, but they also want to continue living the lifestyle they’ve so graciously earned.
In terms of aging needs, another article states that more than half of older adults will require assistance at some point throughout retirement. And, this doesn’t always mean medical care as the need for assistance in completing activities of daily living (ADL’s) increases over time. Therefore, while remaining in the home without any assistance may be plausible for some, seniors with decreased mobility or medical barriers may not have the option of safely aging in place.
Keeping Seniors at Home
For those looking to live independently, the solution resides in programs such as Friendship at Home that extend a helping hand to seniors through care, coordination and coverage.
Friendship at Home is a unique program that tailors care coordination for its members, providing nursing-home care – all in the comfort of one’s home. Care coordination can include arranging in-home care after a medical event to helping seniors complete daily activities such as dressing, preparing meals or housekeeping. No senior should have to worry in the comfort of their own home, and with the help of our care coordinators, they don’t have to.
For the 76% of aging adults who want the stability and comfort that comes with your own home, Friendship at Home is dedicated to helping seniors age in place, assuring them that a helping hand is one call away.
Interested in learning more about Friendship at Home? Give us a call with questions or concerns at (614) 734-2167.