If you said in your own home, you are among the majority. Many older adults desire to remain at home throughout their lifespan. Home is where you feel comfortable. Each room is filled with memories of life over the years. It’s not just a house – it’s your house.
While the idea of aging in your own home feels more comfortable and peaceful for most people, it is not without risk.
One of the most pressing concerns regarding quality of life for older adults is social isolation. While not a physical disease, isolation and loneliness should not to be taken lightly. “Loneliness acts as a fertilizer for other diseases,”(1) says Dr. Steve Cole, director of the Social Genomics Core Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles.