If you have been visiting senior living communities with the goal of transitioning to an easier lifestyle, you may have discovered there are many different choices out there! Once you have found a community or two that feel like a good fit, it’s time to dig into the legal and financial details.
Once you have made the decision to move to a senior living community, the excitement about the positive aspects of the change may start to build. What is your move-in date? How quickly will your house sell? Which of your favorite items will you bring? How will you decorate your new home? If you own a business, do you plan to sell the business outright, or do you have a succession plan in place?
As the number of seniors in the U.S. has increased, so have the choices available for senior living. Before you begin your research, consider geographic location. Many retirees choose to sell their family homes and move to another city or state to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Optionally, you may want to stay in the community you know and remain close to your friends. Types of communities to consider include:
How often do you look around your home and think to yourself, “I’m so tired of keeping up this big house”? Cooking, cleaning, mowing the lawn, pruning bushes, and general upkeep can take a lot of time and energy – sometimes to the exclusion of more enjoyable activities! There are other lifestyle options available, but how do you know it’s time to consider a change?