No matter your decision, Elder Tree Realty will be your advocate.  

We know first hand the emotional element associated with selling a long time home,

so we take special care to be kind and compassionate to our clients and their families. 

DOWNSIZING

Independent Living

Condos, townhouses, and single-family homes that are smaller and more maintenance free than larger family properties are frequently people's first choice, especially if they're healthy and active.

 

Active Adult Communities

Active adult communities aim to service the interests of active adults over the age of 55.  Housing types often include condos, townhouses, and single-family properties, and all are designed with an eye toward delivering a maintenance-free lifestyle for residents.  Such communities offer a vast array of on-site activities, including exercise, social clubs, are instruction and lecture series.  

RESOURCES

RESOURCES THAT OUR SENIOR CLIENTS FIND HELPFUL

HANDS-ON CARE

Assisted Living Communities

Residents live in their own apartments, but have the benefit of an on-site staff, meal service in communal dining spaces, and planned activities and outings.  Some assisted living communities also offer access to nurses and daily living assistance.  Others may offer more extensive medical and personal services.

 

Adult Family Homes

Such properties are licensed to care for up to six residents in a home setting.  Services typically include meals and housing maintenance and attending to residents' safety and care.  Facilities may specialize in addressing specific  health concerns and provide care and an environment tailored to those conditions.  

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Facilities specialize in caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease offer programs that address residents' needs and provide an environment where they can live safely.  Housing services typically include personal care, such as bathing and dressing and administering medicine, along with dining and housekeeping.  In addition, many buildings incorporate over 50 design features, such as safe wandering paths and color-coded areas to help with way-finding.  Such designs provide comfort and ease residents' anxiety.

Continuing Care Retirement Living Communities

A Continuing Care Retirement Living Community offer progressive levels of assistance, depending on a person's needs.  They include independent and assisted living and nursing care.

Weighing the Options

Choosing the appropriate over 50 living arrangement is challenging not only because it entails an emotional dimension, but also because of the complex issues you need to weigh, such as cost, location, services, amenities, activities, and current and future care needs.

 

SRES designees can consult with you to make the best over 50 housing choice for you or your loved one.  They can also work with you to anticipate care needs as you age to ensure that today's housing choice will serve you well tomorrow.  

Have You Heard of Universal Design?

Wouldn't the ideal house be one that works to everyone's benefit, no matter age or ability?  Universal design makes such a house a possibility.

 

Incorporating universal design allows for a house that addresses the abilities of all groups and ages and makes homes more livable for everyone.

 

It is often referred to as barrier-free living.  Design features could include no-slip floors and tubs that increase safety for everyone in a home.  Other examples of universal design characteristics are lever door handles that serve that person with arthritis and the person entering a room with an armful of groceries equally well.   And no-step entries make it simple for seniors to safely move from room to room.  

 

Aesthetic Upgrades

Products used in universal design once had an institutional feel to them.  Now they're sleek and modern and marry safety with style.

 

Aging in Place Comfortably

The features are especially beneficial as people age and face more limited mobility.   Living in homes designed with universal design principles makes it more likely that you'll be able to age in place with comfort.

 

Increase Home Safety

Universal design can also prevent falls, the leading cause of injury among older adults.  Even simple changes, such as raising light levels, removing throw rugs and installing handrails and grab bars, can enhance the safety of a home considerably.

 

Remodeling for Universal Design

SRES Designees can assess your house and make suggestions on how to incorporate universal design principles.  They can refer you to remodeling professionals who can perform small and large home modification projects.

 

 

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