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Aging in place: Know the options

Bob Roth | Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 10:00 am

The long-accepted practice of sending older adults off to an institution once their abilities begin to decline is gradually being replaced by a kinder, more holistic approach to growing old known as “aging in place.” Aging in place allows seniors to remain close to families and communities as opposed to digging up roots and facing the unknown alone. With the help of friends, family and in-home-care agencies, older adults who “age in place” are rewarded with a wide array of benefits.

There are many emotional reasons an elderly loved one may want to age in place:

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