The single greatest factor impacting the quality of life as we age will be where we live out our remaining years. Quality of life, maximum independence, remaining part of a caring community, and being properly resourced are the key factors that we must address. As the Boomers move through the fall and winter of life many options will be created to fit individual budgets, personal resources and family dynamics. Some of these options are:

Aging in place is the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level as defined by the Center for Disease Control. Modifications may need to be made to achieve these goals such as special equipment, installation of different technology and security devices, and other universal design features.
Over the last few years, there have been local grassroots efforts—all across America—of neighbors coming together to develop services and resources that would enable older adults to remain in their homes and communities.
Our current models for alternative living arrangements are primarily based on the level of care needed.
An “At Home Suite” is a manufactured pod that can be leased on an as-need basis. It can provide quality living quarters for a loved one and it can be set up adjacent to your home. These pods are equipped for the aging parent but with the accoutrements that are needed for limited mobility. Also, many can be adapted with technology that would allow for more independence with some oversight.
Retirement communities provide a quality of life for those that can afford this choice. There’s a number of these communities, and they offer a variety of amenities for those who are seeking a more active and socially-involved retirement.
LifeSeasons Resource Group will assist others who are creating options in their local community. In cases where the choices are limited, we will assume the responsibility to provide options in this most important area of life.