A lot of seniors do not like the idea of being transferred to a senior home where they leave their comforts behind and live with other seniors like you. Living in your own home as a senior is living in freedom and comfort or you can even live somewhere near your old home. It is not always very practical to continue living is a large family house when all your children are living on their own. Keeping a maintaining a large house all by yourself can drain you physically as well as financially. The option of living in a retirement house is repulsive to you.
So where can a senior live the kind of lifestyle he or she would like to live? For seniors who do not want to live in a senior home or facility, then they should check the options below to see what best fits your needs and preferences.
One option for older people is living in manufactured mobile homes. They are very affordable, energy efficient, spacious and really 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.
There are also homes in cooperatives that are found in urban areas. In a cooperative, you own a home which is very convenient and is a multi-family housing. This is appealing to many seniors because they live in a great community while having their own home.
Seniors can also live in condominiums. There are many advantages to living in a condominium. They are different from single family homes or apartments. Here you have ownership of your own unit and you are also a shared owner of the common area.
Accessory apartments are for those people who can no longer afford their high maintenance and energy bills. An accessory apartment is created in an extra space of a single family house.
There is also a home matching program that is getting popular because of the lack of adequate senior housing. 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.
If you are over 62, you can live in a retirement hotel. You can either live in a high rise hotel with landscaped gardens or concrete shoe boxes build it good locations 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.