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PSY 180 - Psychology of Aging - Textbook



Aging in Place: What Does Aging in Place Really Mean?

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Basic Terms

  • aging in place
  • aging changes
  • activities of daily life
  • aging in place planning


(Learning Objectives, Key Points, and Basic Terms content by Professor Stacey Cooper is licensed under CC BY 4.0.)


"Aging in place is when a person lives and ages in their residence of choice, for as long as they are able to. Aging in place includes having services, care and needed support in the residence as well. These needs may change over time and as the individual ages."

This chapter includes:

  • The definition of aging in place
  • When to start planning
  • Challenges of aging in place
  • The importance of aging in place
  • What aging in place means for the family