SellingSeniors Resources July 21, 2022

I’m Getting Older, Now What?

As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, a lot of times I hear “I want to stay in my home until I die.” This is a very common statement and I completely understand why someone who may have spent all or most of their life in a home full of memories would want to stay for as long as possible.

Staying in your home could be relatively easy. You could modify the house with very little money to make getting around your house as easy as possible.

Here are some things to get you started:

If you have stairs, you can install a stair lift/stair chair to get you up and down the stairs.

Bathrooms could be modified by either installing a toilet that’s higher and easier to get on and off or a different type of seat. You can also get a grab bar to help you get on and off the toilet. Tubs can be made into walk in showers or you can get one of those combo bathtub/showers that you can sit in that’s easy to get in and out of the bathtub/shower. Grab bars can also be installed in the shower as well to help with balance.

Front steps can be tough for walkers and wheelchairs so you can install a wheelchair ramp or a wheelchair lift to help get you into the house.

You can also have a home health aide come help you with day to day activities like bathing, cooking, cleaning, laundry, getting you to and from the store or appointments, etc.

There are many, many more options out there for modifying your home in order to help keep you safe while you stay at home.

If modifying the house isn’t going to work and you’re unable to stay in your house, you can make senior living arrangements that can help you stay active and independent while also having someone there to help you when you need it. Check out SeniorAdvice.com for more information on what to look for when exploring your options.

I’m here to help whenever you have questions or you need opinions on what you can do to stay safe at home. And remember, I’m never too busy for your referrals!