Aging in Place
Can You Age-in-Place in Your Home?
Each day 10,000 Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are celebrating their 65th birthday. Are their homes equipped to accommodate them as they age? Is your home conducive to you aging in place? What does that even mean: age in place? Mindy Renfro, Clinical Coordinator with the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at University of Montana, cautions us that, "Our environment must also be ready to meet our needs to allow for ongoing independence." In her article, "Hope for the Best and Plan for the Worst," in the Spring 2016 issue of Rural Connections, Renfro outlines the questions we need to ask ourselves, and our family members, about how to ensure our homes will meet our needs as we age. The article also provides a list of resources.
Click here to read the article.
Click here to read the Spring 2016 issue of Rural Connections.