Moderate Support • Aging • Goal 2:

Adapt Life Skills

Action step 1.

Identify daily life skills you need for changes in your preferred living situation.

As you get older, your habits can be set while the technology and conveniences of daily life are changing. Your executive functions may also be affected by aging, meaning you need more support for daily tasks.

If you move to a place where you plan to spend the later stage of your life, imagine (with a trusted person if necessary) a typical day and week, and try to think of the daily routine that will be easiest for you to follow. You can discuss with your providers how to learn the new daily skills you might need to feel independent and safe in your own space.

Resources

Action step 2.

Adapt routines for daily living.

Keep a schedule of your day-to-day activities, including those where others may be scheduled to help you. Don’t be daunted if you see new technological methods for completing tasks – your support network is there to identify which tasks you want assistance with, and to practice the ones you will need to do yourself.

Resources

You’ve reached the end of the action steps for this support level and age group.

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