The U.S. Census Bureau released demographics recently that contains some shocking statistics about whether our population in the U.S. is prepared to deal with the issues of aging in place as it pertains to housing. It asks, “Are we ready for an aging population?”
If you’re wondering how to live in your home successfully as you age, you’re not alone. Accessibility for Aging in Place is at the forefront of much of Northern Virginia’s population.
It’s a fact of nature – we all are getting older every single day. We may not be thinking about that when we’re house hunting, but it is an eventual fact that we all come to face. No matter if you’re considering remodeling your own home for aging in place features or for an aging loved one, there are a few key features to consider.
Many couples today are making the decision to remodel their homes to allow their aging parents to move in with them. This generous gesture will enable your loved ones to maintain a sense of independence and have the security of being close by when they need additional care or assistance. If you are finding yourself in a similar situation, one of the first things on your mind is likely how to adapt your home to accommodate them safely and comfortably. There are several ways to remodel your home for your aging parents and fortunately, just because a home is senior-friendly does not mean it has to sacrifice style or luxury! Read more