When is Aging in Place a Practical Idea for Seniors?



In 2015 AARP found that 90% of seniors want to stay in their home, and do so for many years. However, with a catastrophic event like a serious fall, onset of dementia, and inability to perform activities of daily living, seniors are more realistic about the need for long-range planning. Often the demands of maintaining a home, isolation due to limited socialization, and the need for assistance with transportation, shopping and meal preparation, present a challenge for seniors at home. Even when family caregivers are available, AARP found that the out-of -pocket costs averaged $7,064 yearly and caring for an adult with dementia averaged $10,697.

The good news is – if aging in place is not a healthy, safe and financially sound choice for you, know that senior living options have evolved and a myriad of housing alternatives are available. Also, when a realtor is needed, a Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®), uniquely trained to work with seniors 50+, will be able to assist you with making this transition step by step. An SRES® will help you feel comfortable with the complex selling process and choosing a senior community that is just right for you.

Brenda McBride, LCSW, SRES®, with the McBride Boothe Group has extensive knowledge, experience and resources in working with seniors in real estate transactions, senior medical settings and living communities. The McBride Boothe Group acts as a concierge, seamlessly bringing together all of your options and resources. Call (214) 232-6011 to schedule a time to discuss your needs.

Submitted By: MD Rose Realty & Renovations – The McBride Boothe Group

Phone Number: (214) 232-6011

Website: www.mcbrideboothe.com