Study: 9 out of 10 seniors prefer to 'age in place' - FOX34 Lubbock

Study: 9 out of 10 seniors prefer to 'age in place'

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When you get older, odds are you'll want to stay in your own home. For you and your family, it can be tough finding out what's right based on your health. 

Georgette Gettel, 84, considered moving into an assisted living facility, but realized that based on what's available with in-home care, she didn't have to leave her home. 

 "I wanted to be able to choose when I wanted to do what," Gettel said. 

She's not alone. A survey from the United States of Aging indicated 94% of respondents want to age in place after 65. Tracy Baugh is the owner of "Home Instead", it's website allows you to take a survey to answer all the right questions. 

 "They look at the accommodations they need and we help them out. Sometimes it ends up being something minor," Baugh said. 

To accommodate her home, Georgette had to get rid of her throw rugs, her bathroom was modified, and she added hand rails throughout her home to make it easier for her to get around. 

"It's really quite possible to stay in this kind of a situation with a little help, not a tremendous amount, just a sufficient amount. It feels really good," Gettel said.

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