For Seniors

  • If you plan to move to a new home, before moving in, make sure it is handicap accessible: is it all on one level and easy to navigate, etc.
  • Identify preferred housing needs: Size, location, diversity, rural, suburban, urban.
  • Make sure you are prepared for any situation. Consider access to services that can help secure and maintain housing regardless of finances, should you ever need it.
  • If you are not ready to move into a retirement home, research what options there are in the areas you want to live so you are prepared.

For Caretakers

  • If your loved one does not have a house that is handicap accessible, but plans to remain there, help them install ramps and other fixtures that will make it more accessible.
  • If your loved one lives in an apartment, get to know their landlord and make sure you can reach out with any issues or concerns.
  • If your loved one is going to move, help them find a new home that they can grow old in.
  • If your loved one plans to move into a retirement home or nursing home, help them research. Ask questions of the staff, look at reviews, look into what programs and resources are available to those who live there. Do they fit the needs of the person who would be moving there?