Aging in Place: 3 Tips for Success

by | Feb 11, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Smiling nurse helping senior lady to walk around the nursing home

If you are like most people, you would like to stay in your own home for as long as you possibly can. Nest & Care, a reliable provider of home health care in Rockville, Maryland, offers the following tips to help you age in place successfully.

  1. Consider Your Location
    First of all, decide exactly where you want to live. Typically, this means staying in your current home. However, is your home located too far from emergency help? Does your home have too many stairs? Do you live far from public transportation? Consider your location. If you feel like your current location is not ideal for you, you might want to consider moving to a different home within the same community. If possible, you may also choose to live with an adult child. Weigh your options carefully.
  2. Modify Your Home

    Once you have chosen where you want to live, you need to guarantee that it will be suitable for you. Remember, a safe and clean environment is crucial to healthy aging. Certain home modifications may be required to make your home more comfortable, safe, and accessible. Make sure to plan ahead and ask for help so that modifications will already be in place when you need them.
    Here are some home modifications to consider:

    • Remove area rugs, carpets, and other unnecessary furniture
    • Install shower grab bars
    • Use non-slip mats in bathrooms
    • Replace bathtubs with walk-in showers (with a bench or fold-down seat)
    • Install toilet seat riser
    • Install lights in all areas of the home
    • Create a bedroom on the ground floor
  3. Consider Home Care Services
    Eventually, you may need extra support in order to remain in your home. You may need help with household chores, personal care, or transportation. Companion care is also available for those who are looking for companionship at home or for those who require help with getting to appointments, running errands, and medication reminders. As a top provider of home care services in Silver Spring, Maryland, we offer an extensive range of services that can provide the support that you need to remain safely in your home.

Nest & Care is a dedicated in-home care in Montgomery County, MD. We provide services in Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and its neighboring communities. If you’re looking for a dedicated and professional caregiver who can help a loved one for their daily needs, Nest & Care can help.

We carefully match each client with the best caregiver and formulate an individualized plan that best suits the family’s needs and goals. Excellent services for our clients and families is of paramount importance to us. Call us today for your free in-home assessment by a Nest & Care Registered Nurse.

Katharina Villanueva

Katharina Villanueva

RN, BSN, CCRN-K, SCRN, CNRN, DN, CDP

Kat is the founder of Nest & Care LLC, a Private Duty In-Home Care agency providing companion care, personal care, and skilled nursing services to families in and around Montgomery County and Howard County, MD.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted her nursing career to caring for patients with Neurologic or Neurosurgical conditions in the acute, subacute and chronic phases. She worked at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, California before moving to Maryland where she exclusively worked with patients with stroke as a stroke program coordinator at Providence Hospital.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1998. Kat is married to Mikael, a pediatric surgeon. They have 3 boys and 3 dogs.