For many seniors, being able to remain in their own homes and maintain their independence is essential to their feelings of well-being. Unfortunately, for those without solid support systems or those living in more isolated areas, “aging in place” can be challenging.
Lack of access to services, safety concerns and loneliness are among the problems that can force seniors into nursing homes when it isn’t really medically necessary and they would prefer to stay at home.
Catholic Social Services’ Northern Counties office in Sidney is the base of operations for several programs serving this vulnerable population. We also have the Life Essentials guardianship and “Chums” programs based in Dayton.