Your next transition...to move or age in place.
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Senior transitions include many choices. For young retirees, it may mean turning a dream into a reality...moving into a second home that was planned for retirement. Or perhaps, finding the perfect vacation home that will one day serve that purpose.
Tips to help you decide on your second home and community:
- Affordability on retirement income
- Visit area during all seasons before buying
- Access and road conditions
- Traffic congestion
- Year round services and shopping
- Always stuff to do
- Noisy or disruptive peak season visitors
Top Considerations for Active Communities
- Range of services
- Social events
- Social and recreation programs
- Community center/club house
- Fitness facilities
- Computer labs
- Hobby facilities
- Gardening plots
- Cultural arts programs
- Continuing education
- Information and counseling
- Restaurants and meal programs
- Health care programs
- Walking & jogging trails
- Outdoor spaces
- Business centers
Once the community or area has been chosen, the second home may need changes to accommodate a full-time life style, such as larger closets, or certain physical needs. We can assist with your move into your second home as well as help you with the sale of your present home. If you are out of the Savannah area, our nationwide real estate referral network will ensure you have a qualified Realtor to market and sell your present home.
Age Restricted Communities
- Age 55+: 80% of units must be occupied by at least one person 55 or older per unit.
- Age 62+: all residents must be at least 62.
If you are considering one of these types of communities, know there are rules and requirements that apply. Let our experienced team be your guide.
Aging in Place Solutions
For elder seniors, the choice may be to remain in the family home, move within a community to a new downsized residence near family and friends, or relocate to an independent or skilled nursing facility that best suits your physical needs, insurance plan and available finances.
For many seniors, remaining in the home is a desirable choice, with adjustments made to ensure the comfort and safety of the senior. Alterations may be possible to accommodate a live-in nurse or companion. A move from the upstairs bedroom to the main level may extend a senior's ability to remain in their present home. A needs assessment will assist the family in making the decision to alter the current residence or to find a more suitable home. Our team can help you decide if this is the right choice for you or your loved one.
Gracious Moves is here when your loved one has had an injury and is now coming home from a hospital or rehab facility. We can help make the home safe and functional, plus we have a vast network for referrals in the areas of nursing, bathing, transportation, personal chefs and specific senior services.
Mobility devises, such as wheel chairs, scooters and walkers may require exterior and interior modifications. We can redesign and stage the interior to meet those needs. Simple changes such as levered hardware, lower light switches and receptacles can be arranged. Should remodeling be necessary for such things as lower counters and light switches, wider doorways, replacing bathtubs with walk-in or wheel-in showers, we can solicit contractor bids and oversee the project to completion.
Downsizing or Relocating
There are variety of housing communities to choose from:
- Active Adult
- Independant Living
- Assisted Living
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities
- Memory Care
We can help you make the best choice for your future.
Call us today for a complimentary consultation.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Contact Brooke Bass