The start of the New Year is exciting for all of us at the Parkinson Association. Along with the many programs and information that we offer, the Association's blog will be providing information about Aging in Place from experts throughout the year. What exactly do we mean by the term Aging in Place? The Center for Disease Control defines Aging in Place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level".
Having met with many of you in the Parkinson's community, one of the common themes that comes up repeatedly is the concern of staying in your home. Some of the most frequent questions asked are - "What will I be like? Will I be able to stay in my home? What do I need to do to remain safe in my home?" As I have said before, knowledge is powerful. By providing you further information we hope to empower you to make the best decisions possible.
Information about Aging in Place may include the following topics - Financial Planning, Elder Law, Emergency Response services, Home Accessibility, In-Home Care Insurance Services, Occupational Therapy and Life Transition Services. I encourage you to visit our blog
, not only to learn about Aging in Place and other issues directly related to Parkinson's disease but to comment and share your thoughts. Another wonderful resource to find answers to your questions is our newly launched on-line forum
where you can ask questions and learn from others in the Parkinson community.