How can I Age in Place successfully?

A recent survey showed that most Canadians want to remain in their homes after retirement. The following questions are some things to consider:

  1. Could you live on the main floor of your home if you had to? Can your home be adapted with wider doorways, grab bars, and levered door handles for safety?
  2. Do you have easy access to transportation and services such as medical and dental care, grocery stores and pharmacies? Can you continue to maintain your house and yard? Are friends and family nearby? Should you conclude that remaining in your home is the right choice for you, it’s a good idea to start making changes to your home earlier rather than later so you can spread the cost out over time.