What is Aging in Place?
Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in their residence of choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This necessitates that health services and other support comes to them over time as needed. Excluding hospitalizations, aging in place helps seniors maintain a quality of life as well as foster emotional security and stability needed to maintain health and happiness.
Currently, the majority of senior persons aged 65 and older are living either with a spouse or alone in their own home. Many of these elderly people struggle with everyday tasks, and their health care. For many, their quality of life goes down as they get older.
As this happens we assume it is in our loved ones best interest to move them to a nursing home or senior facility. Some conditions may warrant this, however, for many (and their families) this may not be the best solution. Senior care facilities are costly, care can be inconsistent, services are an additional charge, and in pandemic situations our loved ones are exposed to unnecessary risk.
A new AARP survey of adults shows that 3 out of 4 adults age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities as they age—yet many don’t see that happening for them. While 76% of Americans age 50 and older say they prefer to remain in their current residence and 77% would like to live in their community as long as possible, just 59% anticipate they will be able to stay in their community, either in their current home (46%) or a different home still within their community (13%).
Aging in Place Denver Colorado
At Preferred Provider Services, we are here to help seniors maintain their independence and dignity as long as possible with quality in-home medical care. We proudly provide the following services for seniors in the Denver metro area:
Geriatric Primary Care
Chronic Care Management
24/7 Clinical Call Center
Home Health and Hospice
Contact us for more information on how we can help your family and loved one thrive at home as long as possible.