Is it Time to Consider Aging in Place?

Is it Time to Consider Aging in Place?

As we get older, it is difficult to carry on with our lives in the same manner and changing physical ability can make it tough to live in your home.

Aging in place renovations can make a home easier to navigate as one grows older. Here are some ideas to consider:

Who should age in place?

Aging in place renovations benefit people who are able to live on their own, or with some help, but find their surroundings inaccessible. Renovations might include widening doorways to accommodate mobility devices, adding grab bars in the bathroom or lowering countertops.

If you or an aging loved one are unable to care for yourselves, aging in place considerations might not be sufficient for your needs. For those who simply need some small renovations, however, it can be a great way to maintain independence while staying in a familiar environment.

Who should not age in place?

Whether you age in place depends on your specific health condition and your home. Some homes are not easily renovated, and it can be a difficult expense. In other cases, you may still need in-home care and support.

When considering aging-in-place renovations, weigh the potential costs against in-home or nursing home care. If you have the funds, aging-in-place renovations can make the aging process easier and more comfortable.

In the end, your specific health considerations, home and budget will determine whether aging in place is right for you. Not sure how to plan for your old age? An estate planning attorney can help you make appropriate provisions.

Call the trustworthy estate planning attorneys at Baumann Kangas Estate Law for a consultation today.