Whether we like it or not, aging is a fact of life. You may have someone in your life who is showing signs of aging. Perhaps a parent or a loved one is beginning to have problems with memory or balance. You don’t want to have the conversation about he or she moving out of the house. Your loved one may need a little more care. But he or she may not need to go to a nursing home. If that’s what your loved one is facing, we can help. AIP Mobility Plus has lots of options for a family member who is aging at home.
How Many Seniors are Living Independently?
Researchers estimate 15 percent of adults living in the United States are 65 and older. Experts expect that to increase to 20 percent by 2030. That’s the year the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65. Some states have larger senior populations than others. For example, California already has a senior population approaching 18 percent. Experts expect this number to rise to more than 25 percent by 2030.
Not only are more people living longer, but more people are living longer alone. Women make up the largest percentage of adults 65 and older who are seniors living independently. This becomes even more noticeable as women get older. More than 42 percent of women 70 and older live in their homes alone. All these statistics mean we’re living longer, and we want to do it in our own homes.
How Can I Make Sure My Loved One Is Independent and Safe?
If your loved one wants to stay home and remain independent, we have aging in place mobility solutions for him or her. If you have the right equipment, living independently for elders doesn’t have to be hard. You have many options to keep your loved one aging in place in the home he or she loves.
For example, we offer a variety of stair lifts. We want your loved one to climb the stairs safely without any risk of falling. We can also provide wheelchair ramps for seniors who need help getting in and out of their homes. To make bathrooms safer, we offer grab bars for the shower, bathtub, and toilet. Bathrooms can be a dangerous place for seniors, especially because they move from a sitting to a standing position. They also may need something to grab onto while they are bathing. Falls can easily happen on slippery spaces.
Additional Aging In Place Mobility Solutions
It’s possible your loved one needs additional services. Home modifications might be necessary to make sure your loved one is comfortable and safe. You can install a residential elevator to allow your family member to get from one floor to another easily. We also do room modifications, such as walk-in bathtubs, or bathroom conversions.
There are also elderly family members who might benefit from smart home systems for the elderly. This means if your loved one needs help, he or she could get it quickly. Smart home systems can also help your loved one get more done. He or she can call a restaurant or the pharmacy and have food and prescriptions delivered. The system can also help with making lists and remembering appointments. Smart home systems can also warn an adult of danger from fire, carbon monoxide or, even, severe weather.
If someone you love in New Jersey is getting older but wants to stay at home, we can help. We have lots of solutions for your senior citizen. Contact AIP Mobility Plus for Aging In Place Mobility Solutions today. We are in Chatham, NJ, in Morris County. Let us help your family member find the products he or she needs — and help you find peace of mind.