Aging-in-place means aging with dignity and staying in your own Long Island home, safely and comfortably. It is characterized by the needs and wants that develop from how people age. While no one can escape the effects of aging, everyone ages differently based on their genetic make-up, their lifestyle, and their environment. Aging-in-place means avoiding a nursing home, if you can. People are happier, maybe even live longer; staying in the home they love and aging with dignity, instead of going into a care facility.