To Age in Place means that you will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living, or a retirement community etcetera. This lifestyle choice is also known as “Aging in Place” .
When one chooses to Age in Place does this mean changes will not need to be made?
No, changes in the home will gradually take place, such as help for mobility and safety as one may decline in years. In a positive vein, it is the best choice for many, because one can continue in an independent lifestyle and often remain very active. In our day of modern technology, this very topic of Aging in Place has become the forefront of inventive ideas to allow seniors to remain in their own home with the ongoing development and implementation of Assistive Technology.
What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology is a term now popularly used to refer to adaptive, assistive or rehabilitation products or devices designed towards providing greater independence to those with disabilities or limited abilities typically caused by the ageing process. Assistive Technology products can assist people with a variety of tasks and improve their quality of life and allowing many to remain at home so they can Age in Place.