“Aging In Place” is a term that has been around for a while, but is taking on new meaning as the population of the United States ages and the baby boomers begin to retire. At its core, “aging in place” describes a person living in their residence of choice for as long as they are able.
As we age, our needs change but fortunately technology and innovation continue to advance and pick up the slack. At Hampton Roads Mobility, we help seniors age gracefully, privately, and in the comfort of their own homes.
Aging in Place refers to the process of individuals remaining at home rather than moving to a different home, assisted living facility, nursing home or elsewhere. In fact, 90% of adults 65+ report “aging in place” as their first preference, and who can blame them?
The goal is to maintain and/or improve the quality of life, as well as retain independence and privacy. And the key is planning. With a good care plan in place, more and more Americans are staying in their homes much later in life and “aging in place.”
Technology and innovation play a crucial role in Aging in Place by enabling senior citizens to maintain communication and engagement with the outside world; monitoring health and wellness; and ensuring safety, comfort and security through professional installation of home modifications.
So how to get started with your plans to age in place? Hampton Roads Mobility has solutions that can help.
Home Entrance: If your front steps have become a dreaded obstacle in your otherwise pleasant day, it may be time to invest in a ramp – either a small threshold ramp or a more complex modular ramp system for those in wheelchairs. Far from conceding defeat, a ramp will enable you to enjoy your home comfortably for years to come! We offer a variety of styles to suit your home and lifestyle.
Vehicles: Although not technically inside your home, the vehicle you drive or ride in is a part of your lifestyle. Maintain your independence and mobility, even while out and about, with a vehicle chair lift. Available in many styles and sizes, we’re sure we’ve got one to fit your car, your style, and your life.