Most individuals prefer to live in their own home, near family and friends and in a community that has access to resources and opportunities for engagement. That might mean a house that is owned or rented, an apartment, a condo, a manufactured home, a room or another privately-owned property.
The ability to age in place at home can change over one’s lifespan. There are services and supports older adults and people with disabilities can use which help them remain in their own home as their needs change. These include services that help individuals with home maintenance and home modifications to ensure the home is safe and accessible and to afford housing and in-home services that help them live independently.