Home Choices for the Elderlies
It is a fact that there will come a time that older people would have to leave the home where they raised their families, but at the same time wants to be around the areas near to their love ones or in the same neighborhood, and not necessarily stay in a structured retirement facility so as not to feel that retired or very old feeling. Know then that our elders have various options that you can provide or offer to them.
There is now an increasingly attractive option for seniors and these are called manufactured mobile homes. These new homes are described to be energy efficient, affordable, spacious and there are even models that are designed specifically for seniors with a so-called universal design features for the older people. The great thing about this kind of homes is that, depending on the zoning ordinances permit, you can have it assembled on your family property or near it, and even can be moved to a community of senior mobile home if there is in your state.
Cooperatives is the next choice of our older folks for homes that are usually found in urban areas. The set-up in a cooperative is that the homes have a combined ownership arrangement with a multi-family housing condition of convenience and efficiency. The idea of this arrangement is for the seniors to build equity in their accommodations and at the same time will not have the sole responsibility of tending a larger home, that this arrangement is appealing to them.
Condominiums are another type of dwelling for the older people that offers many advantages to them. What is different of condos from a conventional owned single family home or apartment is that the seniors can hold the title of their own living unit and at the same time share ownership of the common areas.
Another choice for the older folk to live in is the accessory apartment, if the house where they live in now is too large to be maintained by them. This is a version of the so-called MIL or mother in law apartment which is like a second extra space of a single family home which has a complete private living unit.
Another alternative for your older folks is the Granny Flats, or ECHO Housing short for Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity, which is a separate, self-contained units with a design for temporary installation that can be positioned in the side or backyard of an adult child’s home.
There is a new concept of matching people as roommates, and this is getting to be popular due to the lack of adequate senior housing, and this is called home matching programs.