Many elderly people are reluctant to downsize their homes for ovious reasons. A family home can contain many years of happy memories as well as the comfort of living in familiar surroundings. However, downsizing can provide a solution to many problems that an increasing number of elderly people are all too familiar with.
The most obvious reason is financial. After retirement, for many people money becomes increasingly difficult to find and, with the cost of living increasing relentlessly, a large family home can seems like an expensive luxury. Another reason is location. Again, after retirement, there is more time available to spend with family and grandchildren. If those families live in a different part of the country, the desire to be closer can be a powerful draw. If an elderly person requires some kind of care, the cost might only be possible to meet by selling the family home.
There are many benefits of downsizing for retired, elderly people, even if it might be a hard decision to make.
Downsizing and moving into a smaller house will save a lot of expenses. Payments such as mortgages, insurance and property taxes will be greatly reduced. Also, the running costs, such as electricity, heating and general maintenance will be considerably lower in a smaller home.
A long life gives a person ample opportunity to gather memories, souvenirs and other mementos from the past. Also children often leave their childhood toys, games and long forgotten memorabilia in their parent's house. Because these items are of sentimental value, it is really difficult to let go of them even when you know that there is an urgent need to de-clutter. However, downsizing gives you this opportunity. Downsizing will help you get more organized and create more space around you.
Downsizing may reduce the stress on elderly retired people as there is less housework, gardening and maintenance in a smaller house. The bills and other costs will be less and if you had a small mortgage left on the family home it is likely that by downsizing you have been able to pay that off and are now living mortgage free.
The main reason for downsizing among the retired is to move closer to their family. Suddenly living close to your children and grandchildren gives you the opportunity to get close to them and help out where you can. Later on, when perhaps you become or need help you will have a ready network of support.
However, it is not always easy to find a suitable, smaller property. Especially as even small homes can be very expensive in certain parts of the country. Living Freedom provides the perfect option for downsizing. These homes are perfectly designed for comfortable, affordable living. They are easy to site, fast to buy, and can be designed and equipped with a range of adapted and accessibility features suitable for elderly or infirm occupants.
The main reason for downsizing among the retired is to move closer to their family. Suddenly, living close to children and grandchildren provides the opportunity to get to know them better and help out where possible. Later on, if care is required, there is a ready network of support.
Downsizing homes for elderly retirees may be the best idea as it helps them live the rest of their lives in relative peace.
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