Guiding Older Parents Through a Downsize: From Decluttering to Affording Care
Guest writer: Andrea Needham, Eldersday.org
Is your aging parent among the 40 percentof seniors with a disability? It’s not uncommon for seniors to have physical limitations that affect their independence. While some seniors manage to age in place, others will need to move to an age-friendly home where they can live safely.
That doesn’t mean most seniors are destined for assisted living. If an older adult is struggling to keep up with a big home but can still manage the activities of daily living, a smaller home may be enough to keep their independence.
Big houses are beautiful, but for seniors, they’re not always practical. Whether your parents downsize to a smaller home or move to assisted living, they’ll need your support —both physical and emotional — throughout this big change. While downsizing has a lot of benefits for seniors, it’s a tough process best done with loved ones by their side.
If you’re facing this decision in your own family, let these resources guide you through your senior downsizing options.
Is It Time to Downsize?
Exploring Your Senior Living Options
Resources for Selling a Parent’s Home
Financing for Older Homebuyers
How to Pay for Senior Living
Helping Senior Parents Through the Big Move
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