For many of us, making housing decisions is a painstaking process. Buying or renting takes careful consideration, especially as plans are made to establish a “forever home.” With aging comes a series of new issues and questions: Is our current home accessible to support evolving physical needs? Is our home the right size to accommodate our older lifestyle? Is our home close to needed resources such as shopping and medical care? And most importantly, as we get older, can we stay in our home?
These are challenging questions that we will explore at the Making Housing Decisions session on October 9. Cynthia Johnson, LSW, will guide us through the broad array of choices available in making housing decisions and understanding how housing options can fulfill individual needs.
Cynthia has spent her career working in various settings, including assisted living, nursing homes, and hospitals. Her expertise will be used to talk about the concept of aging in place and how to plan for housing needs in advance of crisis situations. Such planning is helpful in knowing if it’s time to move to a different housing setting, as well as selecting the most appropriate option.