What is ageing in place?
Ageing in place means living in your own home and retaining your independence, even as you get older and your health needs change.
Many benefits come from ageing in place. Remaining in your home can improve feelings of security, help to maintain social connections in your local community, and often provides proximity to family, friends and familiar services.
Of course, ageing in place requires thought and planning to accommodate your changing needs with regard to health and mobility. For many older Australians, their family home is where they want to stay. And, in addition to the comfort and sentimentality of your home, being able to age in place also means retaining the largest financial asset many of us will ever own.
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What’s included in our guide?
Our ageing in place guide answers some important questions about ageing in place including:
- What is ageing in place?
- What are the pros and cons of ageing in place?
- What role can home equity play?
- How can I make my home retirement ready and improve mobility and access?
- How can I get the support I need to age in place?
- What support can I access?
Who should download the guide?
If you’re looking forward to a comfortable retirement living in your own home, this guide is for you. It’s particularly valuable if:
- You're aged 60 plus
- You have equity savings in your home
- You would like to understand whether ageing in place is the right choice for you
- You would like to understand more about how to make your home retirement ready
- Your retirement savings are insufficient to fund 20 plus years of retirement.
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