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Age Old Words to the Wise - Scrutinize Costs and Expenses


COST COMPARISON

"What's it going to cost for a "FOR EVER" home?"

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Where and how you will YOU choose to live in your Post-50 years? A little planning can make a big difference. Where to start? Decision-making about "feathered nests" for today and tomorrow may include the following interesting information from the researchers a The Sage Companion PROJECT. We took a look at the math and found some important numbers. 

  • Would you consider remodeling your home for long-term use?
  • What would be your first improvement?
  • And what about "PUTTING MONEY ASIDE" for related expenses?



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Would you be willing
to set aside
as little as $5.00 a week

to stay in your home?


 This eBooklet can be a helpful conversation starter.





TRENDS: Spearheading a trend, Post-50-People and "boomers" are  opting to remodel for aging-in-place according to the National Association of Home Builders. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) defines aging-in-place as “remaining in one’s home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” 

"weighing the alternatives"


Age Old Words to the Wise - Scrutinize Costs and Expenses


  • Add up potential costs
  • Organize for what makes sense to you
  • Look at affordable options
  • Find answers to a number of "aging-in-place" questions
  • Do a side-by-side cost comparison

 Below is a a side-by-side comparison from the researchers at The Sage Companion Project . The costs can be budget-friendly.




SIDE-BY-SIDE COST COMPARISON



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What is the average cost for assisted living for each year and for each person ?

 What's a good way to cost out a home improvement plan?


Most Post-50 People prefer this option

OPTION #1

LIVE AT HOME


additional expenses annually


$1,200 +/-

This option is more costly

OPTION # 2

assisted living


additional expenses annually

$41,724 +


MOST Post-50-People prefer to live independently at a home of their choice. Whether renting, leasing or owning a home, planning ahead for  a "forever home" to last through the years is a top priority. 



Age Old Words to the Wise - Scrutinize Costs and Expenses


Home modifications that incorporate  age-friendly universal design elements may seem extravagant, but upon analysis you may find that they can be less expensive than other options. When you set aside $100.00 per month, for example, you can make your home more accessible for all- regardless of age or physical ability... .



Age Old Words to the Wise


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Dollar-Smart

with $100/mo
$1,200/year

you can make your home accessible for all- regardless of age or physical ability




 room by room - typical costs



At this point, if you prefer the option of self-assisted living,  what amount would you put aside each month for remodel/upgrade projects? $_________

Kitchen

Easy grips-  for cookware, utensils, silverware, toothbrushes- $15.00

Lever handles. $20.00 -$30.00

Round handle grip covers. $10.00

Easy grab appliance knobs.$20.00


Bigger budget? Today's sinks can be built into adjustable countertops and raised or lowered mechanically with the push of a button.


Bedroom

 Plug-in timers. $15.00

Snazzy Traveler Bedrail and Organizer $70.00

Stairs
Anti-slip abrasive strips $11.00

Reflective strips $11.00

Bathrooms

 Standard grab bars. $30.00

Elegant grab bars.$300.00


"Plan and budget for the inclusion of  AGE-FRIENDLY home improvements on an annual  basis. Incorporating universal design elements each year  can not only provide  peace of mind, but savings."




     START THE CONVERSATION TODAY 




"This eBooklet contains helpful starting points for talking about and designing a functional and BEAUTIFUL lifelong home." it is a TOP 10 "aging-in-place" eBooks on KINDLE.  In addition, at just $2.99,  it can be a smart choice to begin talking with family and friends about and planning a lifelong home.




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TALKING POINTS

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"COSTS LESS THAN A HAZELNUT LATTE
AND REALLY WORKS

TO PERK UP YOUR DAYS!

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Age Old Words to the Wise
   Up-Fits on a Budget




Whether you are renting, leasing, or own your home, one of the most popular places to start to incorporate basic home improvements is where accidents are  likely to happen- the bathroom. Take a look at this  grab bar.  Here is an ATTRACTIVE and FUNCTIONAL example of universal design that can work across the generations.


A BASIC HOME IMPROVEMENT

Well-designed products like this grab bar can facilitate your comfort and independence at home.




Age Old Words to the Wise

At home, one of the first things you may choose to do- and it is not expensive- is to install elegant but very functional grab bars the bathroom. These are not the "ordinary" institutional-looking grab bars.They are sturdy yet elegant accessories. 

Elegant (non institutional-looking) grab bars can be a first step in a plan you base on a universal design concept that combines beauty and functionality.

By adding them you can feel confident that you have decreased the chances of falling on wet and slippery surfaces. And remember- dollars we budget each year for “aging-in-place” are  less expensive than for assisted living or nursing home care. 

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Set aside  just $20.00 per month

to make your home more accessible to all.

Save $100.00 per month

for home improvements for Self Assisted Living.





NOTE:    A large-scale remodel of kitchen and/or might run $20,000.  But that certainly is less than a year in a long-term care facility- and this choice has the benefit of your involvement, delight and taste in product and decor and long-term happiness at home.

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AFFORDABLE OPTIONS--  Universally Designed accessory dwelling units (ADUs) integrate an energy-efficient exterior shell with an interior environment experience including wide doors, threshold-free showers, natural light, and flexible floor plans.



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IS THE HOME SHOWN IN THE VIDEO ABOVE
AND OPTION YOU COULD CONSIDER?





RESOURCES



Create a spending plan. It does not have to be huge. In fact, it can be as little as $5.00 a week . A spending plan of $100. per month (as seen just below)   can yield inexpensive modifications that make a significant difference when it comes to quality of life and lifestyle over the years.


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   " As POST 50 ADULTS we put aside a few dollars each month to prepare our home to last into the future."


Start with a plan for home automation throughout your home.

ADD safety to your bathroom with grab bars  you budget today to assure  independence in a lifelong home...








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You might be surprised how little it actually costs to make your home not only accessible but beautiful for all who live there or visit - regardless of age. Learn more about aging-in-place and aging in PALACE, and do investigate the "Design for All” or “Inclusive Design" concept to make your dwelling-place safer, more accessible, and more convenient for EVERYONE who lives there or visits.















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