Aging in place is when a person lives and ages in the residence of their choosing, usually their home, for as long as they are able. The choice to age in place involves planning for current and future needs, both physical and financial.

A person who wants to age in place may need home modifications such as wider doorways or a ramp to make way for mobility products. A personal care aide or home health aide may be needed to help with bathing and dressing or medication management.

Home medical equipment dealers can make recommendations for home safety or join the home modification industry to help their clients age in place successfully. Home health agencies play a key role in aging in place by proving the care and companionship a person may need to successfully stay home.

AARP signs on as title sponsor for programs sophomore year

PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island—Ageless Innovation, a company that aims to reimagine how people positively live and age together through the power of play, will continue its ongoing mission to bring people of all ages together through its powerful “Reach Out and Play” campaign following the immense success of its inaugural year.

Program by Bronx-based RiverSpring Health Plans alleviates loneliness, provides companionship for New Yorkers

NEW YORK—A mechanical pet program designed to help seniors stave off feelings of loneliness and isolation has provided a timely Valentine’s Day companion for one local woman. 
Ruth Mensch, 90, was gifted the lifelike pooch by her nurse care manager after she noticed she could use a pick-me-up. The golden pup responds similarly to a real canine, barking, stretching and changing positions in response to being stroked.

The relationship will expand the nonprofit's mission to install grab bars in the homes of seniors in need to help them prevent falls as they age in place

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Close the Gap in Senior Care, the non-profit arm of Caring Senior Service, announced it is partnering with TruBlue Home Service Ally, a handyman and home services franchise organization that provides affordable, worry-free living for busy adults and seniors, to distribute and install grab bars as part of its Grab the Bars initiative.

The expansion into these four new states will mark the 25th state in which Oak Street Health serves older adults. 

CHICAGO—Oak Street Health, a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, announced plans to open centers in Little Rock, Arkansas; Des Moines and Davenport, Iowa; Kansas City, Kansas and Richmond, Virginia, beginning this summer. The expansion into these four new states will mark the 25th state in which Oak Street Health serves older adults. 

EHC addresses the growing demand for homecare services among the baby boomer generation

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona—In recognition of Older Americans Month, Executive Home Care, a provider of homecare services, stated its commitment to meeting the growing demand for personalized care among the baby boomer generation. As baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, continue to age, their need for long-term care options is on the rise. Executive Home Care said it is dedicated to offering tailored care solutions that cater to the unique needs of this age group.