For our aging population, there are a wide variety of housing choices to consider when the time comes to sell the family home. From senior apartment complexes to communities that will meet all of your needs now and in the future, there certainly is a lot to think about. Preparing a checklist of your current and future needs is a good way to stay on track.
Once you’ve completed your list, there are a few other things to consider. For example, the location of your new home is critical. Is it near friends and family? Is it convenient to shopping, restaurants, entertainment or any other interests you may have? Make sure the geography is right for you!
Additionally, think seriously about selecting a community that will meet all of your needs as you age. For example, what if transportation and housekeeping were to become an issue for you a few years down the road. Can your new situation accommodate for these needs?
Finally, what kind of social and recreational activities are offered? Keep in mind that isolation is the greatest debilitating factor for people as they age. Engagement with others will keep you sharp!
Organization and asking the right questions are the first steps in finding the right residence. A little planning now will pay off for many years to come!