age in place

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age in place

To live in a single appropriately accessible residence as one ages, as opposed to moving to more accessible dwellings as one's mobility decreases. Living in the granny pad on our son's property will allow us to age in place. A three-storey house with lots of steps is not ideal for aging in place. My mom moved into a small rancher when she was in her 50s, so that she could just age in place.
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aging in place

The act of living in a single appropriately accessible residence as one ages, as opposed to moving to more accessible dwellings as one's mobility decreases. Aging in place with us has made my parents much happier than, say, moving into a retirement home and then into an assisted-living facility. A three-storey house with lots of steps is not ideal for aging in place. Aging in place has not been an issue for my mom—yes, she's 89, but she's lived in a small rancher since she was 50.
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