Which changes will you have to make to your home to safely accommodate an elderly parent who has come to live with you?
With the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the elderly, we are learning that some of your parents are coming home to live with you—at least temporarily. Which changes will you have to make to your home to accommodate your parents safely?
Over the years, our Active Adults Realty blog has shared multiple articles about “aging in place” and “universal design” to help our readers understand the facts. If you search this blog for “Aging in Place” or “Universal Design,” you will find many suggestions or get started with these:
- Aging in Place Boomers & Homeownership Choices
- Universal Design doesn’t have to scream “Old People Live Here!”
- What is Aging In Place and Why Should I Care?
We Understand Your Needs
The Broker and Co-Owner of Active Adults Realty, Bill Bell, is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), and all of our agents are certified Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES). Many of our buyer clients are Baby Boomers with aging parents living independently in a Continuing Care Retirement Community; some may reside in Assisted Living. Our team understands your needs better than other real estate professionals because working with Boomers is our specialty.
The good news is the newer homes typically offer first-floor living and might even have a second or third bedroom and bath on the main level. Still, there are things to think about and plan for before your home will be safe and comfortable for both you and your parents.
I came across this extensive guide that I thought would be useful to our readers. If you need someone to talk with, please give Bill a call at 302-424-1890. Plus, click here to download our free Aging in Place checklist.
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