Senior Citizen Guide

Nearly everyone wishes to age in place as they grow older. But often, the spacious family house becomes too burdensome, financially and physically, to maintain for individuals over 50.  If you are thinking of selling your home to move to a senior supportive environment or considering moving in with an adult son or daughter who can help with your needs as you grow older contact a us for a consultation.

Determine your next step

It can entail a complex set of decisions relating to finances, ideal over 50 housing locations and property types, as well as anticipating future needs as you or your loved ones age.

We can consult with you to review your current housing situation and outline the topics to weigh as you consider your next move. They will provide pertinent information on 50+ housing trends, financing and market conditions.

They can also develop a team of experts and advisors to help you with every step while you're exploring your options and determining the very best place to call home

Over 50 housing options

We can offer insight on creative new options, such as intentional communities and co-housing environments, as well as more traditional housing choices, including:

Independent Living: Condos, townhouses and single family homes that are smaller and more maintenance free than large family properties these types of properties are frequently people's first choice, especially if they're healthy and active.

Active Adult Communities: Active adult communities aim to service the interests of active adults over the age of 55. Housing types often include condos, townhouses and single-family properties, and all are designed with an eye toward delivering a maintenance-free lifestyle for residents. Such communities offer a vast array of on-site activities, including exercise, social clubs, art instruction and lecture series.

If you're looking for hands-on care or anticipate needing such care in the future, we can make expert referrals and discuss options, including:

Assisted Living Communities: Residents live in their own apartments, but have the benefit of an on-site staff, meal service in communal dining spaces, and planned activities and outings. Some assisted living communities also offer access to nurses and daily living assistance. Others may offer more extensive medical and personal services.

Adult Family Homes: Such properties are licensed to care for up to six residents in a home setting. Services typically include meals and housing maintenance and attending to residents' safety and care. Facilities may specialize in addressing specific health concerns and provide care and an environment tailored to those conditions.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Facilities specialize in caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease offer programs that address residents' needs and provide an environment where they can live safely. Housing services typically include personal care, such as bathing and dressing and administering medicine, along with dining and housekeeping. In addition, many buildings incorporate over 50 design features, such as safe wandering paths and color coded areas to help with way-finding. Such designs provide comfort and ease residents' anxiety.

Continuing Care Retirement Living Communities: A Continuing Care Retirement Living Community offer progressive levels of assistance, depending on a person's needs. They include independent and assisted living and nursing care.

Weighing the Options

Choosing the appropriate over 50 living arrangement is challenging not only because it entails an emotional dimension, but also because of the complex issues you need to weigh, such as cost, location, services, amenities, activities, and current and future care needs.

We can consult with you to make the best over 50 housing choice for you or your loved one. The can also work with you to anticipate care needs as you age to ensure that today's housing choice will serve you well tomorrow.

For more on over 50 housing options, contact an SRES® Designee

Pam Bava
Real Living Realty
Ph: Mich: (586) 675-4653
Michigan and
Florida, MI  US
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