Home Choices for the Elderlies
Several older people and their families will sooner have to face the reality of deciding where to stay when they retire, and this could be with their families, or in a structured retirement facility, and if not, in some other areas where they can still be close to their love ones and families and still be able to fend for themselves and not really feel retired so to speak. Know then that our elders have various options that you can provide or offer to them.
One alternative of a place to stay for your seniors is a manufactured mobile homes which are now becoming a trend choice for the older folks nowadays. These new type of abode are said to be affordable, energy efficient, spacious and they even have models that are designed intended for the elderly, using features that are universally designed. These type of homes can be assembled near or on your family property, or can be moved to a community of senior mobile home in your state, depending on the zoning ordinances permit of your state.
Cooperatives is the next choice of our older folks for homes that are usually found in urban areas. In this type of home arrangement, there is a cooperative benefits of owning the home under a convenient and efficient condition of a multi-family housing atmosphere. The idea of this arrangement is for the seniors to build equity in their accommodations and at the same time will not have the sole responsibility of tending a larger home, that this arrangement is appealing to them.
Another alternative of type of ownership that gives several benefits to older people are the condominiums. The nice thing about having condos is that the seniors can hold the title of the unit they live in while sharing ownership of the common areas of the building, thus different from an apartment or the conventional owned single family home.
If the present house of the seniors is too large to maintain, they have this next option as their housing unit called accessory apartment. An accessory apartment can be described as a second home with complete private living unit, which is actually an extra space in a single family home, and sometimes referred to as MIL or mother in law apartment.
The next option we can offer to seniors is the ECHO Housingor Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity, or referred to as Granny Flats, which are separate and self-contained units that are designed in the side or backyard of an adult child of the senior, which is designed for temporary installation.
Another becoming popular housing arrangement for seniors is the home matching program where people are being matched for roommates, and this came about due to the lack of adequate senior housing.