Oldest Baby Boomers Embrace Aging in Place
Living Independently Ranks Highly For Those Of Retirement Age
MetLife’s Mature Market Institute has recently published the findings of their report on “The Oldest Boomers”, those born in 1946 and who are eligible for full Social Security benefits. In addition to finding that these first-edition Baby Boomers are healthy (82% rated their overall health as “good to excellent”) and proud (more than half feel their generation is leaving a positive legacy), the survey also shows that they’re more likely than ever to keep living in their homes as they grow older. The 2012 poll found that 82% of those asked have no plans to move in the future, compared to 75% who responded the same in 2007.
While it’s also true that adult retirement community interest is also rising (16% of those who said they were planning to move are moving to retirement communities, compared to 9% in 2008), there can be no doubt that aging in place in the comfort of one’s own home is a high priority for many senior citizens.
But what does it take to assure that your home (or your parents’ home) is adequately prepared aging in place? There are accessibility and safety concerns that can be addressed in practically every room, but a few key modifications or renovations in just the right place can make a dramatic improvement.
Our craftsmen are certified aging in place specialists equipped to assess your home inside and out, as well as perform home safety modifications specifically designed for aging in place. From small, one-off projects to major renovations, we work quickly and cleanly to provide your family members with the highest possible level of safety and comfort.
Home Safety Modifications Available Include:
- Grab Bar Installation
- Wheelchair Ramp Installation
- Handicapped Accessible Bathroom Remodeling
- Widening Doors & Hallways
- And much more!
Learn more about all our adaptive living and independent living services here, or give us a call at 316-773-0303 today!