Remaining in your current home is an option, but remember to factor in home health care costs, handicap accessibility, and basic homeowner responsibilities for maintenance and upkeep. If you’re not able to care for a lawn, remove snow or do the housework, you may have to pay someone for those services. Look at your financial picture and compare that to housing options. Then you can make a realistic and affordable plan for the future.
Of course, there are no guarantees in life, but planning ahead can make the journey easier and much less stressful for you and your loved ones. Take some time out from your busy life to go over the “what ifs.” Do a little research now by visiting home care facilities and hospice agencies. Then you’ll be knowledgeable and prepared for whatever may come.