If you are interested in aging in your home, and not moving into a nursing home, there are a number of services that are available to help you age in the home. In addition, there are services that are available through your local social services department. Here are services that make it possible for you to stay in your home instead of going into a nursing home.
Home Monitoring Services
A home monitoring service makes it easy for you to get help in the event of a medical emergency or a fall. There are options that will work with you as you travel from place to place through your cell phone, while others will automatically detect if you fall and will contact the emergency response center on your behalf.
There may be a time when you need help with personal care tasks or medical help. There are nursing services that can provide in home care on your behalf. They can help with everything from a weekly visit and to around the clock care depending on your needs as you age.
Many cities will offer services that will drive you from your home to appointments or to the store. Even if these services are not available, there are driving services that are available to help with driving from taxi services to things like Uber. This can allow you to have continued independence when you are no longer able to drive.
There are personal assistant services that can help with a lot of tasks that can become more difficult to do as you age. You can have your groceries delivered to your door instead of shopping for yourself. They can also help with running errands to the cleaners or dropping things off around town.
As you get older, taking care of your yard and home can become more difficult. You can hire someone to take care of your yard maintenance from mowing the lawn in the summer to shoveling the walks in the winter. You can also hire someone to clean the house for you, and to do your laundry. A personal chef can fix meals for you at week at a time and make it easy for you to heat something up and eat healthy.