Aging in Place, Definition(s) of

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“Aging in place”… is not having to move from one's present residence in order to secure necessary support services in response to changing need. We are using the term "aging in place" in reference to living where [one has] lived for many years, or to living in a non-healthcare environment, and using products, services and conveniences to allow or enable [older adults] to not have to move as circumstances change. More recently "aging in place" is a term used in marketing by those in the rapidly evolving senior housing industry.”

Glossary Source: 

Senior Resource for Aging in Place. (2005). Aging in place. Retrieved on November 17, 2005, from http://www.seniorresource.com/ageinpl.htm.