You’ve lived in your home for 20 or more years. When you moved into your home, your children still lived with you. The relationship with your spouse was new. Back then, your eyes were wide open. You were as busy learning and exploring the world as you were adding your personal style to your home.
Getting older doesn’t have to force you to abandon your home
That was also the time in your life when you were physically younger. Getting around wasn’t something that you thought twice about. Whether you hopped on your bicycle and pedaled into town, jumped on a train or hopped in your car and drove to a festival, shopping center or community event, life, for you, was exceptionally mobile.
The years have passed, faster than you thought they ever would. You’re less mobile and you worry about falling or not being near support should you experience a different type of emergency. You could take the traditional route and move in with a relative. You could also relocate to a retirement community or you could stay in your current home.
There are adjustments that you can make to your house that could allow you to remain in your home should you become less mobile. If you’re currently in the market for a new house, you could shop for houses that have several of these features. These features can offer safety and support. These home features can also offer independence.