Staying Agile: 5 tips for easier aging in place
While many of us may dream of retiring and moving
away to a beach-side resort or cabin by the th
lake, the reality
is that most Americans look forward to remaining r
own homes so they can continue to enjoy
activities and loved ones. Fortunately, it’s becoming be
seniors to maintain their independence and
and stay at home lon-
If you’re an aging adult or have parents or other loved
ones who are getting older, here are some important services
and options that can make aging in place easier.
*Universal Design: Making your home more easily navigable
will make a huge difference should mobility become
es, wider halls and doorways, lowered electrical controls,
lever-style handles, and adapted tubs and showers can be
planned over time to help with budgeting.
*Housecleaning Services: Hiring a professional company
to regularly take care of routine housework can take away
a huge burden, freeing you up for more enjoyable activities
while ensuring your home stays clean, tidy and welcoming to
friends and family.
*Emergency Alert Services: Think about signing up for
a personal emergency response system that can immediately
call for medical or police assistance at the push of an (often
wearable) button. Many now offer GPS tracking, activity
tion and other advanced features.
*Transportation Services: If you’re nearing the point at
which you’re unable to drive, your options might include a
service such as Uber, a private car service, a dial-a-ride service
or traditional public transportation.
*Grocery Delivery: Many grocers are now offering lowcost
delivery services, a convenient service for seniors that
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services to serve their needs.
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