What is Aging in Place?
Aging in place is where an elder lives out their golden years, their current home, retirement community, condo, apartments or vacation home. Retirement is where they want to live out their golden lives.
Aging in place is a process of taking stock of current and future needs, working out the options and developing strategies.
Many matures/seniors may relocate to a retirement residence or even buy a new home before full retirement.
Planning for Aging in place.
Plan for aging in place is not a plan for advanced old age or illness
It is a portfolio of strategies for maintaining control of environment and quality of life
Family members participate in planning have opportunity to voice concerns
Work through practical and emotional issues
Visualize future roles
Learn elders wishes and preferences
Communities that provide a safe environment, services and support, or moving closer to family offers security and peace of mind for matures/elders.
Maintaining active lifestyle
Long time medical care
Aging in place is based on health and support needs. One in four mature adults live in a naturally occurring retirement community. Senior communities, apartments communities, housing and more.
High-speed Internet access
Washer and dryer in the home/unit
Easily usable climate controls
Master bedroom on first floor
Attached garage with door opener
Private patio, front and back porch
Bigger bathroom, on entry level
Grab bars in bathroom
What is Aging in Place? has been brought to you by your local Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). When you or someone you know is considering aging in place and would like to know more about 50+ communities in the Austin-area I would love to assist you or them with my years experience.
There are so many ways to age in place when a homeowner is still paying a mortgage or needs to buy a home. I can assist in answering many questions like reverse mortgage, retirement communities, activity centers and more. Call Bob Ratliff, REALTOR® (512) 587-5689.