What is aging in place?

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What is aging in place?

Dear Sereen W:

Aging in place is a term used to describe the ability for someone to live in their own home for as long as they want, regardless of age, health or financial circumstances. Aging in place means having access to all services you might need throughout the aging process. For example, services can range from help with daily living to medicine management. It is important to consider a few things when planning for aging in place such as getting around, staying safe, and staying healthy. You can also age in place at a retirement community. This community offers care ranging from independent to nursing home care. Going through continuing care has many benefits but it is important for you and your family to consider the amenities and services offered by the community, as well as costs.