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Important Considerations When Aging Alone

May 19, 2020

Aging independently is becoming a more popular option among seniors that want to maintain their lifestyle as they age. As aging alone becomes more popular you need to consider the different scenarios that may arise with life at home. As you consider these scenarios it’s necessary to be proactive and prepare different needs that may arise.

Planning for Care

Thinking about your options for care are important for many different reasons. If you are aging alone because you value independence you still need to think about cases in which you may require help at some point. If you are aging alone because you don’t know about your options or prefer family members to care for you, you should take the time to learn about what care is available to you.

In-home care is an option for seniors that wish to live in their own homes with assistance on daily tasks. Your in-home caregivers can include family members that become formal caregivers or formal caregivers that are assigned to you through an agency (or other means).

In-home care is a great option for seniors that may need some extra help with daily tasks but want to stay living in their current home and community. In-home care is something that you can opt into as you find yourself needing more help with daily living.

Whatever you decide, it’s important to think about the different scenarios that may arise and the different levels of care you would be comfortable with. While many of us prefer to age independently, it’s necessary to think about cases in which you may need some extra help at some point.

Creating and Maintaining Community

As you age it’s important to make sure you continue to build and maintain the network you have around you. Your neighbors, friends, and family all provide support that is vital. Maintaining community not only keeps you from being isolated but it keeps you engaged. Engaging yourself in your community will continue to help you thrive.

Homecare Powered by AUAF

Homecare Powered by AUAF has provided in-home care for over 25 years. Because of that we understand the important considerations when it comes to aging.


Aging alone is becoming more common as people prefer independence in their senior years. But there are some important considerations when deciding on aging alone that need to be considered. If you have any questions for us give us a call at 773.274.9262

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