Finding the right housing options for elderly parents in Kalamazoo, MI
Ah…..the sandwich generation! There are some unique challenges! You have your own children AND you have aging parents who are perhaps still happy in their home, but who need more and more assistance.
You see them slowly loosing their ability to take care of the house, but they still love their independance. You realize that you are spending more and more time thinking (and worrying?) about them and the future.
Should they sell their home and move to a condo where they still have the independance without the need for upkeep? Should they retrofit their home with a few “senior” fixes to their house and then plan on hiring some manitenance workers to manage the upkeep? Should they move to retirement housing with a Senior Citizen continum of care?
These are tough decisions. And they are decisions for which you need good solid information in order to make the best choice. The Veenstra Team is ready to help you with Senior Citizen housing options. We have over 23 years of experience in the Kalamazoo real estate market. We have helped guide senior citizen housing discussions and have provided real estate and home sales services for seniors many, many times. Sometimes we get a call from the elderly parent him or herself. Sometimes we get a call from a concerned son or daughter or spouse who is trying to figure out options. Sometimes the elderly parents are open, eager and willing to consider options. Sometimes they are unable to think things though. Sometimes they are adamently opposed to any change, but the concerned child realizes that the current living environment has become unsafe.
The Veenstra Team is adept at working with any of the scenarios described above. David and Jason are both very patient and understanding. They both thrive on “old fashioned service” and develop relationships that allow the senior citizen (AND their family members) to feel more comfortable. We are able to work with each individual situation. If we need to have discussions with both the parents and the kids, seprarately or together, we can do that! If we need to deal with an “out of town” child or children, we can do that.
We are happy to provide a free home market analysis and consultation to get the process started. Once you know what the home is worth in the current market conditions, and once you know what it will take to get the home in marketable condition, you will be off to a great start with your decision.
Give the Veenstra Team a call at 269-350-5514 and let us provide the information you need to make a plan for helping your Mom or Dad with their senior citizen housing issues. You can find more information about the Veenstra Team by going to our main website at www.VeenstraTeam.com. Feel free to email us at Sold[at]VeenstraTeam.com if that is more convenient.