Recent surveys show that 85% of senior homeowners have done nothing to prepare their home so they can age in Place. (Read article here)
93% of seniors want to remain in their home. A potential explanation for the disconnect between these two numbers could be that our senior homeowners are not sure where to start (Read article here)
We hope this will help.
Are you a senior homeowner who wants to remain in your home? Are you someone who wants to help your parents or grandparents so they can stay in their home?
Do you know how your home could be modified to keep it safe, functional, practical and comfortable? Here is an article with points to consider when considering aging in place.
Actions you can take: Identify and create a list of what YOU need and want in your home that is currently not in place. With that list, decide if the renovation process can make this happen for you. If you are not sure, talk to your full-service contracting professionals, they can be a great help during this process (Little Things provides this service free of charge).
Your home needs to, and it should serve you well as you age in place. Depending on the degree of assistance needed or wanted, we recommend having a home care nurse assess the home as well; they are great at providing suggestions and have a keen eye seeing things that even you or the contractor may miss. With that knowledge, you can rest assured the decisions you make going forward will be sound and on purpose and will support the project as it unfolds.
Once you know the work to be done in your home, you can now use your list to aid in the decisions about the project every step of the way. If it does not accomplish or support the tasks identified on the list, it doesn’t deserve your attention. On the other hand, if it does support the tasks on the list, then it does deserve your attention. Having this in place will aid you and the contractor in keeping the project on task, on time as well as on budget.
Next blog: How to make the home renovation process as stress-free as possible.