For many seniors, it’s natural to stay in the home that they’ve been in for years. However, when the stairs are now too steep, the yard too overwhelming to maintain, or the home too large to keep clean consistently, what then?
Top reasons that cause seniors to consider moving are: maintenance of the home, health issues, downsizing, loneliness, transportation issues, age and finances. However, the number one fear that keeps seniors from making a move is fear of change. Seniors’ fear of change, uncertainty around moving, and feeling emotional when entering a different stage of life needs to be acknowledged and dealt with compassionately.
Seniors need access to resources and housing options so that their next home serves their current and future needs including enjoyment and comfort.