There are many things we consider in life like what type of vehicle to buy, where will you travel on vacation, what health insurance plan will you sign up for but when purchasing a home, do you think about if your home's floor plan will be comfortable for you to live in as you age?
If you are buying a home in your 50s or 60's and you don't think "long term", as you age and change, the things you liked about it may become obstacles for you to live there. Will you grow out of your home as you age? Your home's layout is an important factor in your everyday life and will determine if your home will be a good place to age in.
House Plan Considerations as You Age
Will the floor plan be comfortable for an older you? Are there steps up or down inside or outside that could cause mobility issues later? Do the doorways have enough space to get by with a walker or wheelchair? Does the furniture need more space to allow easy movement around? Can any adjustments be made now so you won't have to rearrange everything when needed later? Can safety features like grab bars and non-slip surfaces be added easily if necessary?
There are many things to consider before purchasing a home for you and your spouse. Take the time to research and plan for the future so your home will continue to be comfortable and secure as you age. Your home will become your safe haven and will need to provide comfort, security, and peace of mind. Be sure it will fit those needs now and in the future.
When buying a home, consider if it will remain a comfortable space as you age by assessing its floor plan features such as steps, doorways, furniture placement, safety features and more. Doing this will ensure your home will remain comfortable and secure throughout your life. With careful planning today you can guarantee that your home will be a good place to age in for years to come.
If Your Home Needs Modifications
The good news is that if your home does need some modifications like grab bars, a stairlift, vertical platform lift, ramp, railings, door widening, a zero-threshold shower or anything else, Bell House Medical can make them for you so your home will be safer and to ensure your independence for years to come! Contact us today!