Most Seniors Prefer to “Age in Place”
by SPM Wire ◊ Jul 20, 2012
Senior citizens are increasingly eschewing assisted living, senior communities, and nursing homes in favor of living at home as they age.
Approximately 90 percent want to remain in their own homes as long as possible, according to the AARP. However, while staying home allows for comfort and independence, the prospect of facing emergencies alone can be scary.
Seniors should consider personal emergency alert systems, such as Life Alert. Such devices are worn as necklaces or wristbands, and seniors can contact emergency services by simply pressing a button. To get Life Alert, call 1.800.428.8927.
Having an easy way to get help can help seniors feel more confident aging in place.