“Aging in place” is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change.
The goal of an older person (or anyone) wanting to age in place should be to maintain and/or improve their quality of life.
When living in our aged care facility, care needs may increase over time. Aging in place means a resident is not required to move to another facility when their care needs become higher. However, a small number of residents may need to be moved to another care area where the room features and staffing structure are better designed to support residents with high care needs.
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