"Aging in place" (aka 'age in place') is the ability to live in one's own home - wherever that might be - for as long as confidently and comfortably possible. Livability can be extended through the incorporation of universal design principles, telecare and other assistive technologies. Assistive technologies include communications, health and wellness monitoring, home safety and security." - Wikipedia 2011
With more and more seniors living longer and more active lives, a significant need has arisen for services which offer options to seniors who are experiencing accessibility, mobility, security or other safety issues.
According to AARP's 'Fixing to Stay' Study, functional mobility is one of the biggest challenges facing seniors today who wish to continue to stay in their own home longer.
Stair accessability, difficulty in walking due to back, knee or hip issues, being able to use a wheelchair effectively in bath or kitchen areas or other chronic and accute health issues like arthritis, diabetes or stroke recovery are all high on the list of difficulties experienced today by seniors in their homes.
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