In the prime of our lives, we can take everyday capabilities for granted: our freedom and hobbies, our ability for self-care, our independence, and our pride of place. But aging does not guarantee the same capacities. Without proper planning, what was once simple and natural might become demanding or unreachable. Research indicates that one’s golden years come with a variety of draining challenges: isolation, financial troubles, and loss of mobility are common concerns.
However, this foreknowledge has a silver lining: you can plan ahead, create a strategy for aging in place, and retain your quality of life. At Coastal Home Care, we will support your independence. We are trusted with compassionate companion care throughout Wicomico County, MD and much of the DelMarVa peninsula, and have built a reputation for excellence over the past decade.
Here, we address some questions about aging in place and consider what it could look like for you or your loved one:
What is Aging in Place?
“Aging in place” applies to someone that lives in a residence of their choice for as long as they are capable. It includes folks who do so with or without outside support services. Either scenario would be ideal for many people, since most of us want to remain in the place we consider home rather than a nursing facility.
As mentioned above, aging comes with a variety of challenges, and requires careful planning and a fair bit of imagination. You’ll need to consider how you or your loved one might be limited in the future: will stairs become unmanageable? Can retirement savings last for years (or decades)? Will others be around to check in and visit? These are valid questions for anyone planning to age in place.
Additional Care and Support
As you age in place, you are personally deciding on the following:
- How to spend your retirement
- How to customize your home layout and design
- Health care options
- Types of assistance/support
- Course of actions during major life events (illness, living transitions, finances, etc)
While making the following choices above on your own can be challenging, you’ll be able to have more freedom and control over how you live your life as you age. However, it’s important to note that aging in place doesn’t mean you need to take it all on alone.
At Coastal Home Care, our companion care team can help make living transitions and other life events and decisions much easier. Whatever your wants and needs are, our team is trained to patiently listen to your concerns to ensure we carry out the support you require to live your desired quality of life.
Companion Care Services That You Can Trust in Wicomico County, MD
Coastal Home Care is proud to continue offering our personalized companion care service to those in need throughout the Wicomico County, MD area. We understand that times are challenging, but we will work with you each step of the way to ensure your loved one receives the highest level of care possible. With a custom Plan of Care, your loved one can feel comfortable knowing that we treat them like our own and will make sure they are properly cared for no matter what their needs are.
Call us at (866) 687-7307 or fill out a form to schedule a consultation with a member of our team today!