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What Are The Benefits of Aging In Place?

What Are The Benefits of Aging In Place?

Feb 01, 2023

Our homes hold an abundance of memories built up over a lifetime. Even tiny details like a particular squeaky floorboard or scratched paintwork can trigger a core memory. It can be upsetting to think of having to leave all of that behind, especially if you are not ready to move out! Unfortunately, many seniors face having to make the decision to sell their homes and move to an assisted living facility because of safety concerns and mobility issues. According to a recent AARP study, 77% of adults over the age of 50 years would choose Aging In Place rather than move elsewhere. At AIP Mobility Plus, we can work with you to make that a reality with products designed to offer safer mobility at home. Aging In Place isn’t just about personal preference; it can actually be more beneficial to adapt the home to allow independent living rather than move out. Let’s explore some of those benefits.

Aging In Place Fosters Independence

Here at AIP Mobility Plus, we offer free in-home consultations to evaluate which products would be most beneficial in allowing Aging In Place. During these consultations, we often hear from seniors who want to stay in their own homes but are getting a little pushback from family. It’s important to note that this comes from a place of love and family members are just worried about the potential dangers presented by stairs, uneven floors, and bathrooms that can be tricky to navigate. The differing viewpoints can result in stress and anger on both sides. That’s why we always make sure to raise awareness of the need for independence.

One of the main reasons aging adults want to stay in their homes is that they are not ready to give up their independence. They don’t like the idea of needing help to bathe or asking for assistance to go outside because the stairs are difficult to navigate. Aging In Place allows adults to hold onto that independence for longer by making their beloved home safer and more accessible. AIP Mobility Plus can provide a wide variety of products to help, including chair lifts, grab bars, walk-in tubs, ramps, and ceiling lifts. Let’s talk about how we can help provide safer mobility in your home.

Staying Socially Engaged in Your Community

There is a common misconception that if you live in a nursing home or an assisted living facility, you are surrounded by other people with whom you can socialize. However, research suggests that this is not the case. The reality is that the prevalence of loneliness among older adults is double what it is among those Aging In Place in their community. When you are able to stay living in your own home, it is easier to maintain your existing social networks within the community, including churches, neighbors, and social clubs, as well as familiar amenities like your favorite restaurant or the local library. It has also been proven that socializing has a positive impact on the mental health of seniors. One of the main barriers that can disrupt this is being unable to leave the home due to accessibility issues independently. AIP Mobility Plus can help to resolve those issues with ramps or outdoor stair lifts to make getting out into the community easier.

It’s More Affordable to Stay in Your Home

Whenever home renovations or adaptations are mentioned, people immediately start thinking about the cost. However, it is actually more affordable than you might think to adapt your home for safer mobility and independence. The average cost of assisted living in New Jersey is $6,650 per month. We are one of the most expensive states for assisted living, with the national average at $4,300. Remember that this is an ongoing expense you will pay month after month. Choosing Aging In Place instead can be much more affordable in the long term. Once a stair lift, ramp, or walk-in tub is installed, you will only have minimal maintenance costs in the event that something needs to be repaired. It is primarily a one-time payment. There are a variety of different products available to suit any budget. When you book a FREE in-home consultation with AIP Mobility Plus, we can talk you through these options and suggest the right products to fit both your needs and your budget.

At AIP Mobility Plus, we believe that nobody should feel pushed out of their home or their community simply because they are getting older. Aging In Place allows older adults to hold on to their independence for longer while staying in the home they love. We can help to provide a safer environment that makes your life easier and gives your family peace of mind. Call 973-607-3211 for a FREE in-home consultation today.


Helping You Keep Your Independence at Home

AIP Mobility Plus is a Veteran owned business in Morris County, NJ that is dedicated to providing you with safer mobility at home helping you to keep your independence and stay in your own home for longer. We can provide a range of options to make your home more accessible with stair lifts, ramps, and bathroom safety options.

Call 973-607-3211 or email