Where to Start
Aging is a time of adaptation and change, and planning for the future will make sure your needs, or the needs of a loved one, are fully met. Continuing to thrive as you age means learning how to maintain your independence for as long as possible. This may mean modifying your own home, or it could mean choosing from a broad array of housing options with more support options on site.
Evaluating your (or your loved ones needs) is an important first step. As you know, you can “Google” (www.google.com) and find just about any information you want. For example, there are now on-line assessment tools you can use to help determine the best choices for you or your loved one such as mobility, transportation, nutrition, hygiene, housekeeping, dressing, toileting, medication, memory and emotions.
The Center for Positive Aging website is designed to provide you a variety of information to save you time. Once you determine the area of your needs, you can SEARCH for providers that can assist you further to make sure you are making the best choice.
Please review items identified on the “How to Make Informed Choices” page to focus on physical and medical needs, social and emotional needs as well as available resources (e.g. financial, insurance, family & friends, government, etc.).