While there are a growing number of alternative living options available today, numerous studies conducted by AARP and other credible sources consistently reveal that over 80% of US residents over the age of 45 say they want to remain living in their home for as long as possible, even if they need assistance. That number rises to 95% when people surpass the age of 75.
How do you make your desire to remain living in your own home a reality? The answer lies in being proactive and positive instead of reactive and negative. It’s about making your own choices now instead of having them made for you in the future.
According to a survey by The Hartford, more than 75% of adults between ages 45 and 65 have talked about future housing needs, but only 29% have made a plan. Ninety six percent of those surveyed were aware of changes they could make to their current home to make it more livable as they age, but only 26% had made the changes.
When compared to the rising costs of assisted living and long-term care, home modifications and Universal Design features are a more desirable and cost effective choice for most people. Why choose to live someplace “like home” when you can remain living in your own home?
As your needs change, so should your home’s environment. Every area outside and within your home can undergo improved design and features that will provide continued safety, comfort, privacy and independence for you and your entire family for a lifetime. While the cost of most home modifications can range from as little as $50 to $30,000 or more, they are well below the average cost of one year of care in a long-term care or assisted living facility.
Our Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist can provide recommendations for home modifications to address your unique needs!
Please note that the list below contains general examples of design features and home modifications. It is not intended to serve as a complete list of features that will suit every client’s needs. Proper design, location and installation of features will vary by individual need.
Learn more about the many possible ways to improve and keep your independence at home for a lifetime!