Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What do Seniors Want?

Seniors say they want to age in place, yet they are reluctant to join or call groups that can help them do just that. Why? I think it's just a strong desire to be independent.

I'm also wondering what adult children want for their parents? Do they encourage aging in place, if a support system is in place? Or would they rather have their parents move to assisted living or even a nursing home?

I wish that lots of people read this blog and could weigh in on the subject.

As Aging in Place in Darien tackles our strategic planning, I just wonder what we really should be doing. Is it worth the effort? Is what we are doing really adding any value?

How can we offer the most value at the lowest cost? And by cost, I mean time, money and effort.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the Villages concept. Just so socialization is a key part. That way people can have access to essential help while avoiding the isolation that is frequently a part of aging in place.

Anonymous said...

Like the senior villages concept. It allows a person to age in place without the social isolation that staying in ones home generally entails.

Anonymous said...

I like the senior villages concept. It allows a person to age in place without the social isolation that staying in ones home generally entails.