Aging in Place: The Best Choice

A recent study of aging baby boomers shows an overwhelming propensity to remain in their current homes after retirement. Support services, such as healthcare, chore services and transportation enable elders to age comfortably in place. As providers and managers of health care at home, our initial assessment always includes a thorough home safety evaluation.

Consumers who plan to age in place and have the luxury of time to plan for such care, should take proactive steps to modify their homes while they are still financially and physically able. We heartily endorse the following modifications of The National Association of Home Builders:

Bedrooms: There should be at least one bedroom and one bathroom on the first floor. First floor living is a high priority for older adults. Most will soon face difficulty climbing stairs.