Older people are sometimes left with no choice but to be transferred to a senior facilities where they live with other seniors for the rest of their lives. You can just understand why older want to stay in the comforts of their own home or if they are to be transferred, just somewhere near their own home. It is not always very practical to continue living is a large family house when all your children are living on their own. There is physical and financial difficulties that you will experience if you try to maintain and keep your house on your own. Nobody can force you to live in a retirement house.
Are there senior housing options where they can own their home and live independently like they used to? There are a few options available for seniors who don’t not want to live in a structured retirement facility.
A manufactured mobile home that is available for occupancy by older people. What is great about these mobile homes is that they are affordable, energy efficient, spacious, and is specifically designed for seniors. Universal design features are used in these homes. They can also be assembled near or on your family property or moved to the senior mobile home community.
Seniors can also live in homes in cooperatives found in urban areas. These are owned homes which give the benefit of convenience and efficiency of multi-family housing. Here, they have their own home but they are not isolated from the community.
Seniors can also live in condominiums. Seniors will have many benefits if they live in a condominium. Condos are different from apartments or single family homes. Here you have ownership of your own unit and you are also a shared owner of the common area.
You can also consider accessory apartments if you house is too large and the utility bills and maintenance are too much. This kind of apartment is a private living unit created in the extra space of a single family home.
Because of the lack of senior housing, home matching programs are also getting popular. The idea in this program is to contact a service that will match people up as roommates. In this program you can either live in your own house and a roommate will be provide or you will be the roommate of someone living in her own home. Good home matching services offer counseling help in identifying needs and concerns.
Retirement hotels are intended for people over 62. There are nice high rise retirement hotels with beautiful gardens but there are also cheap concrete ones but situated in good place near public transportation. Rent can include meals, and maid services, activities programs, assistance with personal grooming, and access to a chore service for a fee.