Would you like to live in your own home for the rest of your life? You’re not alone. According to the 2015 United States of Aging survey, 75% of older adults plan to live out their days in their current home.
Aging in place is an attractive option. Rather than moving in with your family or paying for a retirement home, you can prepare for the future by downsizing or modifying your current home to accommodate your changing needs.
Establishing a plan for aging in your home plan allows you to live more independently than you would in an assisted living situation. It’s a lifestyle choice that allows you to make small changes over time so that once you are physically challenged you can continue living autonomously.
While it may feel too early to start making changes, it can also be daunting to try to make all of the changes at once. Renovations to your home can displace you for weeks or months, and you never know when an unprepared home could become a health hazard. [Read more…]