At Assisting Hands of Potomac, we interact with so many elders who wish to age in place! In response to that frequent community request, we are hosting our first annual “Boot Camp for Aging in Place” in Potomac, Maryland! We have gathered six industry aging experts to answer your questions. Please join us on September 15, 2016. See our invitation below. Space is limited so you must RSVP.
Here is what the NAIPC has to say about Aging in Place:
The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) says the more than 90 percent of older adults would prefer to age in place rather than move to senior housing. But the group acknowledges that a gap exists between their desire and the reality of the modifications their home may require.
Now HomeAdvisor, an online marketplace for home repair, maintenance and renovation services, has partnered with NAIPC to launch an online resource center focused on the needs of individuals who want to age in place. The resource center provides articles and advice, project cost information and connects homeowners with pre-screened local home professionals.
The top aging-in-place projects, according to a recent Aging-in-Place Report by HomeAdvisor, include adding grab bars, increasing the widths of doorways, moving a master bedroom to the main floor and adding a stair lift.
An additional article of interest is: Aging-in-place features for the home gain higher profile as baby boomers get older
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