Where am I going to spend the rest of my days?
If you’re over 50, you’ve probably thought about this – at least for a second or two.
If your answer is consistent with the AARP poll, you’re among the almost 80 percent who want to age in place – that is, to remain in their current home. But are you also among the 20ish percent who have actually done something to your home to prepare for that?
Senior Population Desires Quality of Life
More often than not, Aging in Place just seemed to happen to our ancestors. Truthfully, the alternatives haven’t been that great until recent years. Nowadays, our sizable and growing senior population is highly invested in maintaining good quality of life and is driving the emergence of many wonderful living options. There is also an increasing availability of residential products and technologies that can make remaining at home an affordable and viable option without the environment feeling institutional.
Seniors Staying at Home: Desire to Age in Place
For those seniors considering remaining in their current home, it’s important to think about the home’s suitability for the task. Most houses will require some level of adaptation to anticipate and meet changing needs. This could be as simple as rearranging the furniture or as potentially complicated as conquering a troubling stairway. Can all homes be modified? The answer is a resounding “yes.” The more relevant question is, “Should it be?” That is a loaded question, and the process of answering it is extremely layered. The heart, the head, the house (and sometimes the relatives) will all have something to say about this. Our Company is skilled in guiding this process.