Benefits of Aging in Place

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Posted: December 15, 2023

By: Julie Crozier, Business Development Marketing Manager

As your parents age, it is common for friends and family to encourage them to think about moving into a senior living community to get the extra care they need. However, most seniors have a hard time admitting or accepting the transition of leaving a place they’ve built and called home for so long. According to a survey by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), more than three-quarters of Americans age 50 or older want to stay in their own home for as long as possible, even if they will need assistance.

Allowing older adults to stay at home has many benefits:

  • Maintain a sense of independence and quality of life
  • Keep a less stressful routine due to familiarity of surroundings
  • Remain close to neighbors and a familiar community
  • Keep a sense of worth and purpose

 Discovering the advantages of aging in place, as highlighted above, while embracing an innovative approach tailored to the individual’s natural rhythm of life, Home Care provides services aligned with the unique needs of both you and your loved one. At Rhythms Home Care, there are non-medical, transitional, such as after a stay at rehabilitation, and medical services to choose from.

How Much Support is Needed?

senior home care laundryBefore making any decisions, it is useful to consider how much help is needed, and what is available. It is important to be realistic regarding how much help family and friends can provide on a long-term basis. Making a list of specific care needs by day, week, and month will help determine the amount of care needed. Learn more about what to consider when choosing home care services.

Should your loved one make the decision to stay in their home, below is a variety of services and benefits Rhythms offers. 


  • Personalized and custom care plans designed around you or your loved ones unique needs 
  • Trained and insured professional staff and providers who all receive value-based hospitality and dementia support training 
  • Care partners available 24/7, RN supervision, and flexible options available from 4-hour to 24-hour (Rhythms Home Care is one of the only local companies that offer a 4-hour time window!) 

Home Services Help with Caregiver Burnout 

There are millions of Americans – nearly 17% of the U.S. adult population – who are providing unpaid daily care to their aging parent, spouse, or family member. Due to the fact that this care is usually coupled with other responsibilities, many are at risk of caregiver burnout.

Caregiver burnout is typically characterized by feelings of anxiety of depression, a lack of autonomy, the inability to care for themselves – as well as guilt and overwhelming feelings of having too much on one’s plate. While there are strategies to mitigate and prevent burnout, it is important for both caregivers and those being cared for to recognize the need for more assistance. 

At Rhythms Home Care, there is a highly trained team dedicated to providing that additional caregiver support so loved ones can continue to successful live in their own homes. With services including medication reminders, assistance with dressing and bathing, transportation, light medical services, and specialized dementia care.  Partnering with an at-home services provider can help lessen the chances of burnout while offering a new level of support. 

What If My Loved One Lives with Dementia?

Some people believe that if their loved one is experiencing dementia or has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s that their only alternative is for them to move to a memory support community. However, this is not always the case. The familiarity of surroundings and general routine can be beneficial for those living with memory loss. A qualified care partner who has been trained in the area of memory loss can help your loved one age in place. With Rhythms Home Care memory support services, we focus on the strengths of each individual living with dementia rather than their deficiencies.senior home care brushing hair 1 1

We consider family members as those living with dementia as well, because we know it is a “whole community” disease.  Rhythms Home Care ensures every team member learns that dementia is a shift in the way a person experiences the world around him/her. Our job is to create environments where each person can navigate the world successfully and create worlds where life is worth living.

Is Your Home Safe?

Make sure your family member can age in place safely. Do any modifications need to be made to reduce the risk of falls? Do the door handles and faucets need to be replaced for ease of use? Modern technology, such as medical alert systems, should be considered as well. These important changes can help increase the level of independence and safety for older adults wanting to age in place. Consider these tips from the National Institute on Aging on making an older adult’s home safe and accessible.

Aging in place is a good choice for people who are proactive and want to be involved in the decisions regarding their future. Having a support network of friends and family that value this decision making process with the older adult involved will assure great success. Aging in place has many benefits, the most important being the ability to live in safety, comfort, and dignity in a person’s later years.

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Rhythms is here to help you navigate through this life change. Download our free guide on having the conversation about home care, and contact us to learn more about how we can support you and your family.


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Rhythms Home Care offers quality in-home care services for older adults for the Denver area. We are dedicated to keeping you or your loved one independent, at home, as long as safely possible. We support your potential, your possibilities and your success - all in the home you love. We understand your personal rhythms of life and can provide support that is uniquely in-sync with you, keeping you connected and supported at home. We are located in Englewood, Colorado, but we service a wide area that includes Greenwood Village, Lone Tree, Stonegate, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, and the Denver metro area. We also service areas that include 80112 (where we are located), 80111, 80121, 80122, 80126, 80130, 80124, 80134, 80138, 80015, and more.

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