Maintaining Independence

For many seniors, maintaining a sense of independence is essential to maintaining their quality of life. Aging in Place allows older adults to retain a high level of control over their lives as they continue to live in the place most familiar to them: their home. In addition, they can maintain their ties to their family, friends, and community—ties which may be lost if they instead move to assisted living.


Moving to assisted living requires downsizing. Seniors who have spent decades acquiring treasures and possessions with high financial or sentimental value may not want to give them up. Aging in Place gives older adults the ability to continue enjoying what they value on their own terms, which may enhance independence and happiness.

Balancing Budgets

The cost of relocating to a senior living facility can be daunting. The fee for assisted living averages $50,000 to over $100,000 per year.  Aging in Place enables seniors to have much lower monthly expenses.

Making Helpful Home Modifications

Many older adults live in homes with stairs, limited bathroom access, slippery floors and numerous other mobility hazards. It is important to assess a home’s safety levels and to address key issues as early as possible, before an emergency occurs. Starting early also makes it easier to budget for home modifications.

The Value of Aging in Place

While some older adults may be more comfortable with the level of assistance offered by senior living, the vast majority of the aging population prefers to continue living in their homes for as long as possible. According to the AARP, nearly 90 percent of adults over 65 want to remain in their current homes as they grow older.

Discover the value of Aging in Place and learn why so many older adults plan to remain in their homes as they age.


According to an AARP study, 90 percent of people age 65 and over would prefer to stay in their own homes as they get older – and not go to a nursing home or assisted living facility.