Living Longer at Home

There has been much recent advancement in home construction for older adults, much of which is aimed at allowing older adults to choose to live for longer periods of time in their own existing homes, and in a much safer way. With the development of “Universal Design” and the certification of “CAPS” (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) contractors through the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders), older adults now have many more resources and options available to them to allow older to make decisions that may enable them to delay a move into a Long Term Care Facility. With the average cost of a year in a nursing home now costing more than $80,000.00 a year, money wisely spent on renovations and products today can save you a great deal of money and duress in the long run. And no one wants to leave their homes and move into a facility.

Not only will utilizing these new advancements help you to stay in your own home for a longer period of time, they can help you to live more safely. Besides new innovations in home construction, there have been a vast amount of new products developed to allow you to live at home in a much safer way. Slip and falls can be minimized by choosing some combinations of renovations and purchasing some products. By avoiding slip and falls you are avoiding broken hips, knees, and other injuries which can lead to admission to a Long Term Care Facility.

By learning about these new ideas about home renovation and products for older adults living at home, you can empower yourself to make decisions that can not only save you a great deal of money in the long run, but can help you and your loved ones recover better at home from events like stroke or surgeries. By making minor renovations, and preparing your home for a return from surgery, you can help ensure a faster and safer recover, and a final return to normalcy.

Many older adults and their families are simply not aware of these options. The information is hard to find when you don’t know what to look for. CONTROLMYFUTURETODAY.COM believes providing them this information can empower older adults and their families to successfully make the most important and cost effective decisions that will allow older adults to control their own futures for as long as possible.

 

 
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