More seniors are taking advantage of aging in place and choosing to remain independent in their homes rather than moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home. This option allows senior citizens to remain comfortable and safe in their own homes as they age. This option has become so popular that it is now the preference of around 90 percent of seniors who are eligible for retirement.
However, many senior citizens who choose this option still require some help to live comfortably and safely. It may be difficult for your aging loved one to perform household tasks like cooking, driving, and meal preparation. Family members are very helpful in these instances, but most families can only provide a certain amount of assistance before they need outside help. In these situations, an elderly home care agency is ideal.