There are a few things you need to know about aging in your home when you retire. First, you’re not alone. According to Genworth, over 80% of people want to stay in their home during their retirement years.
Second, staying in your home isn’t free from worry. In truth, there are many challenges to staying in your home. By tackling these obstacles, you’ll increase your success in spending your retirement years where you want, in your own home.
It’s true, there are many home services available to hire when help is needed. Yet finding good reliable help isn’t always easy. Especially if you’re doing it on your own.
Here are some tips:
By making home repairs and modifications you can increase your longevity in your home during retirement.
None of us plan on getting sick and needing care, because we don’t think it will happen to us. In truth, for people over the age of 65, 70% will need some sort of long-term care.
This is true for many families. In fact, over 50% of seniors will receive care from their adult children.
Yet the average age of an adult child caregiver is 47. Most adult children report difficulties in balancing their own family life and career with the care they’re providing their parents. Over 46% report that caregiving for their parent negatively affected their own health.
Staying in your home after retirement is definitely a great option. Being proactive and planning ahead will be key to successfully meeting your goal.
About the author: Jennifer Wessel is a Plan Counselor with Confident Living. She has over 20 years of experience in connecting people to services that will help them age well.
Confident Living is a continuing care at home membership program, focused on helping you remain active and independent as you age in your own home. We serve the greater Cincinnati area. For more information, contact us online or call (513) 719-3522.