Aging in place is a response to the desire of seniors to remain in their own homes as long as possible. The movement has many, many supporters because it allows seniors to live where they want to, often at a significant cost saving vs. moving to a nursing or retirement home. Supporters of the aging in place movement have struggled with the name however, since even our oldest citizens do not care for the term aging. Many organizations have tried hard to come up with better names that stress home, caring, community, and have included intergenerational programs. Here are a few examples: Staying Put in New Canaan (Ct), At Home on the Sound, Inc. (Larchmont, Mamaroneck (NY), At Home in Greenwich (Ct), Gramatan Village (Bronxville, NY), ALOFT (Active Living over Fifty, in Westchester and Fairfield County, NY)
Most of the aging in place programs are the result of dedicated efforts from many volunteers and professsional social workers. Governmental and non-profits are also dedicated to the effort.
Aging in place programs typically provide a level of support that facilitates living at home. For example: visiting nurses, home health care aides, shopping services, meals on wheels, and hospice programs are usually available. The result of a successful program is that it allows seniors to live in their own homes without sacrificing social, health, and general quality of life issues.
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