Aging in place is more than the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably as one ages. It means “home”-a place where emotional and functional needs are safely met. Home is where family histories were created and cherished memories live. Home houses important family objects that support a sense of self and delight the senses. Home is also part of a community of friends and neighbors. You spent years building a home; home is where you live.
The essence of home is to feel safe in an environment where you have the ability to control and enjoy your experiences. While aging can lead to reduced physical abilities, that can make maintaining a home difficult and even unsafe, Assisting Hands of Potomac can facilitate your desire to remain at home. We can provide home safety evaluations and our skilled caregivers can provide assistance with meal preparation, help with bathing, medication reminders, laundry and light housekeeping, and can provide companionship to help make aging in place possible.