Aging in Place; 5 Things to do to Retire at Home

Photo image of man and woman approximately 70 years old smiling broadly holding coffee cups.

As we get older we start thinking about where we are going to live out our retirement. Will we move to the beach or the mountain? Possibly move in, or near, our children? Some of the Senior Living Communities are pretty nice!

More and more people are opting to stay in their homes which we call Aging in Place. Choosing to stay in their home and living out their retirement where they have lived all along.

If this is an option you are considering there are several things to ponder as you are making your long-term choices.

This article in The Fiscal Times by Janna Herron explains 5 things you have to do if you are going to spend retirement in your own home.

  • Make the necessary changes to your home such as walk-in showers, relocating laundry rooms, and master bedrooms for example. Do this before you need to.
  • Consider the cost of home health care.
  • Think about tapping into your Home Equity to cover some costs.
  • Plan ahead for home maintance costs.
  • Make a plan for transportation and health care access

Published by Living In DFW

I guess you can take the girl out of Texas but you can't take Texas out of the girl. I was born here in Dallas and moved away at age 8. After 30 years of moving around the United States, as a child with the family and as an adult without them, I finally found myself back in Dallas. Since I returned in 2001 I have sold furniture for Crate&Barrel and Real Estate with Keller Williams. It is my hope to share with you what I love, question, and find interesting here in DFW.

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