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Aging in Place: Managing the Major Concerns

Since your home is your comfort zone, it comes as no surprise that many continue living in their homes as they age. If you have decided to age in place, you and your family may have some initial concerns. However, there are home care options to help alleviate these concerns. We have listed the common concerns of aging in place and how working with Senior Helpers in Michigan City can help ease these worries.

Managing Safety At Home

When deciding to age in place, safety is a major concern for many seniors, their caregivers, and their family. Therefore, plan to make senior-friendly changes to your home to make it safer for aging in place. This can include installing ramps, grab bars in tubs and showers, and nonskid flooring. Also, having an emergency alert system installed will give you and your family peace of mind if you are faced with an unexpected illness or fall and can't reach a phone. 

Seeking Companionship

For many seniors, growing older at home is important as they will continue to be near friends and their local community. However, a concern you may have is becoming bored while staying at home. Many communities already have activities and places for seniors to enjoy time out of their homes. For example, local senior centers are a great place to find a variety of activities to occupy your time, whether you want to continue a favorite hobby or learn something new. 

Taking part in local senior centers or community programs is also an excellent way to make new friends. If it is hard or becomes harder to leave your home, there are also options for visitors to come to your home for conversations or activities you enjoy. Being a premier companionship senior care provider, Senior Helpers offer help with daily activities while also providing you with emotional support. 

Getting Around

While choosing to age in place allows you to enjoy your independence, there may come a time when additional help may be needed. For example, if you have trouble walking, a walker or electric scooter may help. These items are sometimes covered with Medicare. However, if you can no longer safely drive alone, you may need an escort. This can make a simple trip to the grocery store or doctor's office an obstacle if you do not have family or friends nearby. Therefore, you may need to find other options to get to town, such as local public transportation or Senior Helpers in-home companion care services

Aging in place is a senior living option that is growing in popularity. Despite the initial concerns, understanding and having a plan to address them will give you and your family peace of mind. When 24-hour home care is needed, Senior Helpers is here to help care for you while you enjoy living in the comfort of your home. If you live in the local Michigan City, IN areas, contact us today to learn the care and help we can provide you as you age in place.