Know Some Home Options for Seniors
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. Be aware that there are other choices that we can let our seniors make their choices.
The first option for our elderlies that are getting to be an attractive choice for them are manufactured mobile homes. These new type of homes have models specifically designed for seniors and are said to be affordable, energy efficient, spacious and utilize features that are universally design. Depending on the zoning ordinances permit, these type of homes can be assembled on your family property or near it, and can also be moved to a senior mobile home community that could be in your locality.
Another alternative for the seniors are cooperatives which are normally found in urban areas. The arrangement of homes in a cooperative is that of a combined benefits of home-ownership providing both convenience and efficiency in a multi-family housing condition. What is appealing to this setup for the seniors is that they can still build equity in their accommodations and at the same time will not have the responsibility of taking care a larger home.
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 accessory apartment can be described as a completely private living unit accommodated in the extra space of a single family home, and we sometimes call this as MIL or mother in law apartment.
The next option we can offer to seniors is the ECHO Housingor Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity, or referred to as Granny Flats, which are separate and self-contained units that are designed in the side or backyard of an adult child of the senior, which is designed for temporary installation.
Another becoming popular housing arrangement for seniors is the home matching program where people are being matched for roommates, and this came about due to the lack of adequate senior housing.