It’s a fact that the majority of older adults do not want to leave their home and instead wish to remain there as long as possible. Aging in place is becoming more common and the option more accessible than ever before. Unless there is a specific medical reason that won’t allow for it, the best place for an aging adult is to stay at home with the help of home accessibility modifications to accommodate the physical changes that come along with advanced age.
As you, your spouse, or your mom and dad enter their golden years, it’s only natural to want to hang on to the feeling of independence for as long as possible. Staying at home means living on one’s own schedule doing things as they prefer to do them. Having that control over life at a time when those 65 and older may be unable to control the physical changes happening to them is good for their mental health. It also makes it easier to stay socially involved with friends, neighbors, and church groups.
As the saying goes, there is no place like home. Aging in a space surrounded by your things, in a house filled with a lifetime of memories, is ideal. Your favorite chair, your mattress, just the familiarity of the space, all goes towards the comfort of staying in your own home.
Aging in place does come with its own set of concerns, depending on a senior’s limited mobility and physical restrictions. However, this can be resolved with disability remodeling in MO from Home Access Remodeling. Whether you need a wheelchair ramp, handicap accessible bathtub, or a stairlift for a two-story home, we can help. Contact us today for a free in-home assessment where we’ll discuss your specific needs and find a solution that allows you to age in place in the comfort of your home.