Age in Place

Identifying any alteration and equipment to adapt your current home to your changing needs.

Ageing in place means living in your own home for as long as possible using products, services, and conveniences which allow you to remain at home safely and independently.

Using our expertise in Occupational Therapy and our ‘Home for Life’ toolkit we can:

Paying attention to your wellbeing in later life enhances your quality of life and gives you a heightened sense of self-value and connection. It is as important as keeping physically healthy.

In addition to helping you with all the practical aspects of ageing in place, we also want to help you make sure that if you are staying put you are taking full advantage of all the connections and activities around you which will enable you to thrive and live life to the full.

We understand that your wellbeing is nurtured through relationships, social contacts, feelings of belonging and being valued and that your independence is fostered through having choice and control over how you live your life. With this is mind we can give you advice on ensuring and improving your wellbeing and maintaining your independence including information which:

We have experience of accessing Self Directed Support in Scotland and can give practical help with all aspects of applying for and co-ordinating an Individual Budget or Direct Payment.

You can also join The Home Straight Community and receive regular e-bulletins keeping you in touch with issues relating to older people’s health and wellbeing. We live in an ageing society where people are living longer and the balance of life is changing, by 2020 it is estimated that a quarter of Scotland’s population will be over 65 so you can rest assured that there will be more and more focus on these topics!