What is aging in place? Aging in place means remaining in one’s home safely, independently and comfortably — regardless of age, income or ability level. It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one’s maturing years and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a “home” for a lifetime.
The Aging in Place Specialist
Seventy-seven million baby boomers are reaching retirement age—the first wave sweeping this new American demographic tide—and nearly half of them do not feel that their home will fully meet their needs as they grow older.* The AARP landmark study Fixing to Stay (released in 2000) was a wake-up call to the residential remodeling industry.
The results of the study sent two messages loud and clear:
1 – Americans prefer to remain in their homes as they mature rather than seek assisted living and other arrangements
2 – Older consumers want a reliable means of identifying professionals they can trust to remodel their homes…