What is Aging in Place?

Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services, assistance, or other support that they might need over time and as their needs change. As we get older, our bodies age and our health status changes. Aging in place initiatives help older people navigate these changes while preserving

Colorado’s Independent Living Centers: Empowering Seniors to Age in Place and Stay Independent

Continuing a life of health and wellness as one ages requires regular adjustments and adaptations through the body’s many changes. Living independently in the community late into life is very possible, and requires a commitment to life-long learning of new skills. Across Colorado, Independent Living Centers, or ILCs, help seniors and their families and friends adjust and adapt to aging in place. As the body ages there is a common diminishing of six core functions

Aging in Place with Home-Based Care Possible for Nursing Home Eligible Adults

Many older adults would prefer to stay living in their own homes instead of being transferred to a long term care community. The Program for All-inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) has been providing wrap-around care to participants in Montrose and Delta Counties for the past ten years. PACE is a Medicare/Medicaid managed care benefit for adults aged 55 or older who choose to live in their homes despite being certified by the state as

Comparing the Cost of Senior Living to Aging in Place

Cost is a major factor in any senior living search. But sometimes, the anticipated cost is such a deterrent that seniors and their families decide that staying at home is best, without taking the time to compare costs. Before you start your senior living search, be sure to take these hidden costs of aging in place into consideration. 1.    Home Health Care For a lot of seniors, help with things like bathing, dressing, and medication

Aging in Place

As we age, we often have a greater need for medical and therapeutic services. Lee Health’s Senior Care Choices program enables many seniors to remain independent in their own home and enjoy the independence they desire.  Our team of Aging Life Care ProfessionalsTM – care managers and social workers – coordinate care with a number of medical and supportive services to find the best fit for each person; to make their lives more manageable and