More senior citizens are realizing the advantages of aging in place and choosing this option instead of leaving their home for a nursing home or assisted living facility. Aging in place gives seniors more independence and allows them to remain in the comfort of their own home. This has become such a popular option that it is now the preference of about 90 percent of seniors who have reached retirement.
Many seniors who choose to age in place will still need some form of home care to help them live safely and comfortably. Certain chores may become difficult, driving may no longer be an option, and they may have difficulty with their personal care. While family members can help out their elderly loved ones in their homes, most families can only handle helping them to an extent before they need outside assistance. When this occurs, a senior home care agency is a great option.