Aging Options

Beyond the Brochure: What Your Retirement Community Won’t Tell You

Here at AgingOptions we typically hear from our clients, radio listeners and seminar guests that it’s their fervent hope to stay in their homes as they age – to “age in place,” as this preference is called. Aging in place is a wonderful option for retirees, but it’s not the only option. There are still … Read more

Taking Another Look: Living in a Senior Community has its Advantages

“Aging in place” seems to be the buzz phrase in retirement planning these days. Here at AgingOptions we hear all the time from clients and radio listeners that their number one desire is to be able to remain in their homes for as long as they can in retirement. A major 2015 survey revealed that … Read more

A Surprising Problem in Senior Living Communities: Bullying

As seniors plan for retirement, one of their chief questions is, “Where will I live?” We deal with this question every day with our clients. For many healthy seniors, the perfect solution can be one of the growing number of senior living communities. These communal facilities allow seniors to avoid more traditional institutional care by … Read more

Sales of Multigenerational Homes is on the Rise Nationwide

The New York Times has just published an interesting article about a trend in home design that we find encouraging: new homes specifically designed for multigenerational living. While this kind of lifestyle isn’t for everyone, the appeal definitely appears to be on the rise. Click here to read this timely article. It just might give … Read more

The Ideal Senior Housing Solution Could Be in your Own Back Yard

The idea supposedly started with a Methodist minister in Virginia. After visiting a parishioner distraught over being forced into a nursing home, he decided America could do a better job helping seniors find alternative housing solutions. He consulted with a research center at Virginia Tech, and voila: the MEDCottage, also called the Granny Pod, was … Read more

The ugly side to retirement community living

Printer Friendly VersionMultilevel housing, senior housing that takes an independent person or an individual with some assistant living needs and moves with them through a progression of greater and greater physical and/or mental needs, boasts the benefits of never having to move again.  What many of those places don’t say is that while you can … Read more

Protecting your individual and property rights: when you decide to live with someone

Disclaimer: This information should not be substituted for legal advice.  It’s important that if you are considering creating any of these agreements that you see a lawyer who can craft a document honoring your commitment to each other but looking at your unique needs and circumstances.  All of these agreement can be complicated and an … Read more

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