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Aging in Place

Published at March 21 2020 by Hwills

Let’s face it. We are all growing older. That is a fact of life that can’t be changed. There is no fountain of youth available to allow you to remain in your 20s or 30s forever. So, let’s embrace it and plan for it! One of the biggest booms in terms of births for the United States was after the Great Depression. This resulted in the baby boomers generation. Around 2011, the baby boomers started hitting retirement age. By the year 2020, the elderly population will be larger than ever. This generation has had a major impact on different things over the years: education, workforce, etc. Now, the major impact will be seen in various senior services and programs. This generation is better educated and has a lower poverty rate than the senior generation before them. The National Aging in Place council says, “With approximately 10,000 people turning 65 everyday, 45% of all Homeowners will be over 55 by the year 2020." So, their website contains a wealth of information related to the concept of “Aging in Place." There are certain features of a home designed with the Aging in Place concept. These features include: No steps at the entrance Large shower walk-in shower Large walk-in closet Open floor plan: lots of space and larger doorways Knee space Aging in Place and Universal design are concepts that are mentioned on our home page. When you choose your home plan, we want to help you plan ahead. So, whether you are a part of the current baby boomer generation that is approaching retirement age, or you are still in your 20s or 30s, we want to help you choose a home plan that will allow you to remain in your home forever. Give us a call today! 870.931.5777 Check out these home plans that contain the features needed for aging in place. MEN 5003 Treetop Retreat: http://www.houseplans.ninja/content/5003-treetop-retreat NDG 1479 Keystone Lane: http://www.houseplans.ninja/content/1479-keystone-lane For more helpful articles and other information about aging in place, check out the National Aging in Place council: http://www.ageinplace.org/Practical-Advice/Housing/article/CAPS-Remodelers-Helping-Clients-Stay-in-the-Home-They-Love