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The Keys to Successful Aging At Home

June 7, 2024


As we age, the desire to remain at home grows increasingly important. The independence and familiarity that home provides helps seniors improve quality of life during their golden years.

Even so, aging at home can be an adjustment. By doing the following, seniors can have an even smoother, happier transition into the home care environment.

Accessibility Upgrades

At least 30% of people over age 65 report having difficulty climbing a flight of stairs, and mobility limitations affect 35% of people over age 70. In other words, accessibility is a huge consideration for those aging at home.

Not only do accessibility upgrades improve home safety, they also help seniors remain mobile and enjoy living at home to the fullest. By installing upgrades such as ramps, stairlifts, grab bars and shower seats, seniors can prevent falls and other injuries. Even widening doorways and hallways slightly can make passing a wheelchair or walker through the space much easier.

Smart Home Technology

Voice-activated assistants like Siri and Alexa have revolutionized the way we live, and they can hugely benefit seniors living at home. Voice commands can be used to control lighting, temperature and even locking doors. Smart sensors can detect falls and other emergencies, alerting caregivers or emergency services.

For seniors with reduced mobility, smart home technology can be game-changing. By allowing seniors to maintain control over their space and providing peace of mind to loved ones, voice assistants and alert systems are worth considering for anyone aging at home.

Enrichment Activities

It’s important to keep our minds sharp as we age, and one way to do that is by having plenty of brain-boosting activities within the home.

Stocking up on films, puzzles, or craft supplies are all ways to engage your brain differently and have an activity to look forward to throughout the day. A purposeful, long-term project, such as cultivating a garden, can make your home feel cheerier in addition to being a new and stimulating activity.

Social Connection

Approximately 50% of people over age 60 are at risk of social isolation, and this statistic tends to worsen with age. By establishing a strong social network, seniors can combat feelings of loneliness. Encouraging family visits, phone or video calls can make a substantial difference, and even occasionally browsing social media can help seniors feel connected and supported.

Additionally, local senior centers, volunteer organizations and clubs have a wealth of opportunities for social engagement and support. With a strong social network in place, seniors can overcome isolation and enjoy an immensely fulfilling life.

Live-In Home Care

One of the most effective ways to improve quality of life is by enlisting the help of a 24/7 life-in home care aide.

Caregivers promote independence, offer companionship and improve home safety for seniors. They ensure that seniors have plenty to look forward to each day while continuing to get the medical, custodial and personal care they need. The transition to aging at home is much easier with a qualified home health aide by your side.

Improve Quality of Life With Home Care Solutions

Looking for ways to give your loved one a high quality of life? Home Care Solutions is here to help. Our patient-centric care ensures that seniors live happy, fulfilling and comfortable lives. Connect with us today to learn more!

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