We’re here to support
Aging in place.
If you want to stay in your home as you age, you are not alone! Most adults over the age of 50 want to live in their home, or age in place, as long as they can.
According to recent AARP Research, 76% of older Americans hope to remain in their current residence for life, and 77% wish to stay in their current community indefinitely.
With PersonalRX, we work with you to ensure that you get the high touch pharmacy service you deserve. We focus on keeping you healthy and on track with your medications, making it easier and safer to age in place.
So, what exactly is
aging in place?
Aging in place is exactly what it sounds like.
It is when older adults want to stay in their home or current community as they get older, rather than move in with relatives, or to an assisted living community.
Many people prefer to stay close to their family members and friends, and in the home that they are familiar with.
They find it gives them a sense of independence and security. Plus, aging in your own home can also help to improve your self-esteem and lead to a higher quality of life.
Most people can successfully age in place when they have access to the proper resources, including healthcare, transportation and physical and social activities.
Aging in place is a great alternative option for many older adults. And it comes with many benefits, including:
Independence and Familiarity
If you’re able to age in place, it eliminates the need to reorient yourself to a new environment as you grow older. You may find that you’re capable of taking care of yourself and your own needs in your home that you are used to, and you may not need assistance with tasks and responsibilities thanks to this level of familiarity.
Emotional Well-Being and Sense of Belonging
When you have a routine that you’re familiar with, it can be jarring and stressful to be pulled from that. By opting to age in place, you can limit emotional distress and hold onto your sense of belonging that comes with staying in your own home that you love and know so well.
Social Connections and Support Systems
This may be especially important to you if you have close relationships with your neighbors and those around you. If you live somewhere with a tight-knit community, for example, aging in place will be beneficial in staying connected.
Cost Saving and Financial Considerations
It’s important to consider the cost savings you’ll benefit from when you or your family members aren’t paying for you to live in an assisted living facility or someplace similar. If you’re in a good position to age in place, and don’t need in-home care, you can save yourself and your family money.
Helping you stay at home.
And stay safe.
PersonalRX is here to help you age in place. We deliver your medications right to your home every month, which means no trips to the pharmacy, giving you back time. We also provide access to support and pharmacy care 24/7.
Plus, all your medications come in pre-packages dose packs clearly labeled with the medication name and date and time of day based on your prescription. We make it so there is no confusion on when, and how, you should take your meds. This means we help you improve your medication adherence so you can stay on schedule and stay healthier.
Taking your prescriptions as instructed by medical professionals is an essential part of keeping yourself healthy as you age. We have designed our monthly boxes of medications to eliminate any confusion to help make sure you can age in place safely, all while receiving premium pharmacy care.
We are the pharmacy
Designed around you.
PersonalRX offers first class pharmacy service, all from the comfort of your own home. With us, you get the hands-on, customized experience you deserve, with no additional out-of-pocket costs.
We are focused on making pharmacy services more personal and accessible than ever before.
With us, you have a real person, your Personal Care Coordinator, to answer any questions and handle everything related to your medication management, in addition to a licensed pharmacist who oversees all your medications.
This means you’ll have a team that proactively checks with your doctors, coordinates any prescription changes, and manages your insurance companies, so you don’t have to.
We are more than just a pharmacy.
- We work with family members and caregivers to ensure you are getting the care you deserve
- You get personalized pharmacy care
- You’ll talk to a real person, every time you call
- Plus, we will handle any changes in your medications for you!
If you want to
Age in place,
Here are some things you need to consider.
Think About Hiring Help
If you are thinking about aging in place, you should also consider the option of hiring an in-home caregiver, or even a nurse if you need it. They can ease the burden for you by helping you around the house. Some states have new rules providing government assistance for family caregivers. Caregivers can also help if you need a little short term support after a medical procedure.
Continue Regularly Seeing Your Doctors
No matter where you age, you want to stay healthy. Keeping up with your routine doctor appointments and making sure you see a doctor when you are unwell will make aging in place easier. It is important for everyone to get a physical, but even more important for older adults.
The Support of Your Friends and Family
Having a supportive community can make all the difference when it comes to aging in place. If you have friends, family or loved ones around you can lean on them for support when you need it and avoid social isolation.
Consider Making Renovations to Your Home
Staying safe in your own home may mean you need to do some renovations. Things like a walk-in shower or a stair lift could significantly reduce your chances of injury in the home, which is key to aging in place. Consider a ramp from the garage to the home interior, or from your interior to your outdoor space.
Check Out Your Community Resources
Investigate what services your community has to offer. Many communities offer services like free rides, meals, social events and even senior discounts at local stores. These resources are a great way to stay social and stay healthy!
New Health Technology Tools
Emerging technology such as mobile apps that track medication history and provide reminders are enabling older adults and their caregivers to improve safety and the quality of life in their existing home. If you are not comfortable setting up technology, ask a friend, family member or professional who can help.
Want to learn more about aging in place?
If you’re wondering if aging in place is right for you and you want to learn more, check out our recent blogs:
Explore the benefits of staying in your own home as you age, including independence and familiarity, while also considering the potential challenges and drawbacks.
Discover the essential guide to aging in place home modifications. Learn how simple changes can create a safe and comfortable environment for seniors.
Get started today!
If you think aging in place is the right decision for you and you are ready to switch to a high-touch, personal pharmacy, give PersonalRX a call today!
If you have any questions about PersonalRX or how we can help you age in place, please contact us(link) or learn more about us on our Frequently Asked Questions section of our website(link)
If you want to learn what it is like to be a patient at PersonalRX, here are some things our clients have said about us:
“The older I get, the less I want to take care of myself, so this service means a lot to me. I feel a little spoiled, but I love that PersonalRX contacts my doctor for refills. And it’s nice that you call because otherwise I only have my little dog to talk to.”
“Who could not be happy with your services and the people there? I can’t say enough about how great Sonja is and how much she helped me get all medication changes done correctly when we changed doctors recently!”
“My technician, Serena, is fantastic and I love the entire PersonalRX staff. I used a competing home delivery pharmacy and all communication was done by text – I never spoke with a live person. Your customer service is second to none!”
“I love the packaging, it’s easy to tear off and I also love how it has the days of the week on it. I had a stroke last year, so I can’t walk and I have memory loss. This service saves my brother from having to run to the pharmacy to pick up my medication several times a week.”
FAQs | Aging in Place
What are the benefits of aging in place?
Independence and familiarity, emotional well-being, cost-savings, and maintaining social connections are some of the benefits of aging in place.
What impact does aging in place have on emotional well-being and a sense of belonging?
Aging in place increases emotional well-being as you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home.
What are the disadvantages of aging in place?
Loneliness and isolation, home safety and accessibility challenges, and no on-site access to medical care are some potential disadvantages of aging in place.
What safety and accessibility challenges may arise when aging in place?
You may need to modify your home to accommodate accessibility challenges that may arise when aging in place, such as moving living spaces to the main floor level to avoid stairs or install railings in tubs and bathrooms.
How can limited access to on-site care and medical support affect aging in place?
Limited access to on-site care and medical support can make aging in place more challenging if you have any serious medical conditions or need regular medical support.
What role do family and friends play in supporting aging in place?
Family and friends can assist in caretaking and modifying your home so that you can comfortably and safely age in place.
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