It’s a very common desire to want to live independently in our own homes as we grow old, but if that isn’t possible then you have to make sure you have a plan in place for alternative housing arrangements.
In order to maintain your independence, you may be considering some functional upgrades to your home to ensure it’s suited to your needs. Or, you may even be considering downsizing your home to make it easier to manage.
You may also consider moving in with a relative, into a retirement village, or in the event that you need higher levels of care move into an aged care residence.
Whatever the circumstances, it is also very important to plan for the financial impact of your housing choice in later life.
National Seniors Australia continue to fight for better conditions in residential care. Read more on this in the Health & Aged Care section of the site.
Check out the articles below for the latest research and useful information on retirement housing.