Celebrate 2017 Aging in Place Week

According to an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) 2015 study, nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. National Aging in Place Week, which takes place this week (October 16-21, 2017), is an effort to spread awareness about the need for livable communities and resources to help seniors remain in their homes for as long as they would like.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” According to the Journal of Housing for the Elderly, it means not having to move from one’s present residence to secure necessary support services in response to changing need.

As of 2015, the U.S. has “more than 45 million households with people from 51 to 70 years old, compared with 25 million for the previous generation,” according to the National Aging in Place Council. As we age, we may have changes in our health that results in a need for assistance with daily activities like bathing, dressing or eating. We may also experience a progressive chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, or a health change due to a debilitating accident or event, like a stroke. In short, we may not be able to live independently without some assistance, which is the core of Kadan Homecare’s business. The demand for high quality services is clear.

If you or a loved one is struggling to age in place, Kadan Homecare is here to help. Kadan offers:

  • Companion Services
  • Personal Care
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Transition Programs

Kadan Homecare, a family owned business with more than 30 years of experience, is a preferred provider of in-home personal care, companion and nursing services. Our skilled, attentive caregivers are committed to achieving a safe and nurturing environment for seniors and other individuals best served with a professional level of assistance. Our ultimate goal is to enable people to age in place comfortably and safely.

For more information about Kadan, please visit www.kadan.org. For more information on the aging in place movement, please go to http://www.ageinplace.org/.