Get the Best Home Option for Your Seniors
Several older people and their families will sooner have to face the reality of deciding where to stay when they retire, and this could be with their families, or in a structured retirement facility, and if not, in some other areas where they can still be close to their love ones and families and still be able to fend for themselves and not really feel retired so to speak. Let us present to you then some of the places that can be another alternatives for your elderly.
There is now an increasingly attractive option for seniors and these are called manufactured mobile homes. These new type of homes have models specifically designed for seniors and are said to be affordable, energy efficient, spacious and utilize features that are universally design. Depending on the zoning ordinances permit, these type of homes can be assembled on your family property or near it, and can also be moved to a senior mobile home community that could be in your locality.
Cooperatives is the next choice of our older folks for homes that are usually found in urban areas. The arrangement of homes in a cooperative is that of a combined benefits of home-ownership providing both convenience and efficiency in a multi-family housing condition. The idea of this arrangement is for the seniors to build equity in their accommodations and at the same time will not have the sole responsibility of tending a larger home, that this arrangement is appealing to them.
The next option of seniors are condominiums where this kind of ownership has several advantages to them. What is different of condos from a conventional owned single family home or apartment is that the seniors can hold the title of their own living unit and at the same time share ownership of the common areas.
If the present house of the seniors is too large to maintain, they have this next option as their housing unit called accessory apartment. An accessory apartment can be described as a second home with complete private living unit, which is actually an extra space in a single family home, and sometimes referred to as MIL or mother in law apartment.
Then we have the Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity or ECHO Housing or referred to as Granny Flats, which you can make for your elderly folks, and these can be located in the side or backyard of your home, and the design is for temporary installation, separate, and self-contained units.
Next is the home matching programs which came about due to lack of adequate senior housing with matching people as roommates as the concept.