Aging in Place: 3 Questions to Ask When Considering This Option for Aging Parents by Debbie Howard

Caregivers
5 years ago

Aging in Place: 3 Questions to Ask When Considering This Option for Aging Parents

A recent AARP study found that 90 percent of those older than 65 hope they can “age in place,” receiving the care they may need in their own dwelling, as opposed to moving to an assisted living or nursing home facility. Asking the right questions – and making decisions before there is a problem – is a great way to get ahead of the curve. Whether your loved one wishes to stay in their current home or is considering a new independent living option, here are three important questioning areas:

  • Are the dwelling’s “emergency alert” systems up to date and operating properly (smoke detector alarms, emergency alert button or cord in bath/shower, personal alert pendant/bracelet, etc.)?
  • What types of support services are available in close proximity to the dwelling (doctors, emergency services and easy access to groceries and other daily living needs)?

Read more about new options for supporting aging in place via TheCaregivingJourney.com.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get inspiration in your newsfeed daily. Inspire and be inspired.

Long-term Healthcare Insurance (LTHC): A Great Caregiving & Self-care Choice

#30Seconds In-Depth: Navigating Your Caregiver Journey – How to Plan for Aging Parents With Debbie Howard!

Caring for Aging Parents: Why & How to Start Planning for Caregiving Now

The ​Sandwich Generation: 9 Emotional & Financial Stressors It Can Create for Women

Elisa Schmitz
Very timely article for me to read, Debbie Howard . Thank you for your thoughtful and insightful insights. So appreciated!
Debbie Howard
So happy if it's helpful! We all need to be thinking AHEAD, for our loved ones and for ourselves!
bepositive
Going through this right now, it’s not easy 🙏🏼
Jackson Wesson
I appreciated the emphasis on communication and collaboration among family members. Caring for an aging parent can be a source of tension and conflict, but working together and keeping everyone informed can help alleviate some of these issues.

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Being Unemployed: Some Mindfulness & Little Bits of Hope

Is CBD for You? 5 Benefits of Adding CBD to Your Morning Routine

10 Mindfulness Holiday Gifts for Him or Her That Will Nourish Mind, Body & Spirit

Spring Into Well-being: 15 Inspirational Tips for a Healthier You