Aging Happens: Plan Ahead

We value living independently for as long as we possibly can. It is possible to live on our own in a familiar place for many years, but in order to do this we must plan ahead carefully. Failure to plan can make it difficult to stay in control of life as aging happens.

Frequent visits from a family member or neighbor may allow aging in a familiar place for a while, but we must take the time to prepare for the time when we will need more assistance.

Begin planning ahead now. Seek referrals. Referrals are always the best way to go. When preparing for the possibility of needing more assistance at home, ask friends, neighbors, co-workers or other caregivers for referrals. Your doctor may even be able to give you some direction. You can always reach out to your local senior center or hospital, too. Listed below are a couple of resources that may be helpful:

Aging Happens: Decisions, Decisions

Many factors play into the decision of where we will do our aging. Four of those many factors are:

  1. Health
  2. Finances
  3. Environment
  4. Preferences

If you have decided, “The only way I am moving out of my home is ‘feet first’,” consider these things.

Are you:

  • Able to get around, but you are no longer able to drive?
  • No longer able to accomplish daily living activities?
  • Dealing with health issues that require the help of a skilled nurse?
  • Feeling isolated and wanting someone’s company?
  • Struggling with any reason that makes living in your own home unmanageable?

Aging happens, and Presto can help you plan properly. Call Presto Real Estate Services at (800) 495-1120 or email for a FREE consultation, because we value the ability to age in place for as long as you can.