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|Information & Resources for Seniors Living at Home|
Welcome to Joyful Living at Home's Aging in Place reading room, a free informational resource for seniors and others that desire to remain living in the safety and comfort of their own homes despite the challenges of age or illness.
Here seniors and their families will find specific information and resources to help realize the goal of living independently at home indefinitely. Living independently at home and delaying or eliminating the move to a residential community is referred to as "aging in place" or "aging in community".
In 2011, a survey by the National Conference of State Legislatures along with the AARP Public Policy Institute reported that "Nearly 90 percent of people over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, and 80 percent believe their current residence is where they will always live."
To make that desire a reality, individuals and their families need access to information and resources geared toward the issues and planning necessary to remain living independently at home for the long term. Note that living independently does not mean living without any assistance from anyone. Whether assistance comes from a family member or friend, or from a paid in-home worker, many people rely on this assistance to help them remain at home as they age; however, they retain their independence and personal freedom to make choices. Choices about what to eat and when, what activities to pursue, what time to go to bed and what time to get up, and even what is an acceptable level of personal risk.
From providing information and resources to encouragement and success stories, this site strives to bring it all together in one location. And take a moment to visit my blog, All My Life At Home, where you can read personal stories about living at home, as well as other topics, and join in the conversation about aging in place.