Infographic: Helping Older Loved Ones Maintain Their Independence Infographic: Helping Older Loved Ones Maintain Their Independence

Infographic: Helping Older Loved Ones Maintain Their Independence

According to a 2021 survey from AARP, 77% of adults aged 50+ want to remain in their homes as they get older. It’s clear that a lot of older adults would prefer to “age in place,” but are they prepared? It’s worth asking the seniors in your life what changes they might need to make in order to live independently in their homes as long as possible. Here are some questions to get the conversation started.

Infographic: Helping Older Loved Ones Maintain Their Independence


Infographic: Helping Older Loved Ones Maintain Their Independence

As we get older, certain activities of everyday living can become more difficult—like opening jars and climbing the stairs. But that doesn’t mean that we are ready to leave our homes. Planning in advance for changes that may be necessary later in life can help maintain senior independence.

Here are eight questions you can ask to help support the independence of a senior in your life.

  1. Is your loved one’s home physically safe and accessible?
  2. Is your loved one getting enough physical exercise?
  3. Can your loved one shop for groceries and cook for themselves?
  4. Can your loved one manage their finances and pay the bills?
  5. Can your loved one keep their home clean?
  6. Does your loved one have a support network and opportunities to socialize?
  7. Is your loved one able to manage their health conditions?
  8. Are your loved one’s transportation needs met?

If you didn’t answer “yes” to all these questions, professional in-home care can help. Contact Right at Home* today and ask for a FREE in-home consultation.

*In-home care services vary by location.

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Right at Home offers in-home care to seniors and adults with disabilities who want to live independently. Most Right at Home offices are independently owned and operated, and directly employ and supervise all caregiving staff.
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