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The Importance of Affordable and Accessible Housing for Older Adults

May 16, 2019

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, it’s projected that the number of Americans over the age of 65 will more than double by 2040, increasing to about 91 million. The rapid growth of the senior population means that there will be an increased need for housing options that are safe, affordable, and accessible for older adults who want to age in place.

However, for older adults with limited income and/or disabilities, access to affordable housing can be a major barrier. Modifying or renovating a home to accommodate changing needs (such as limited physical mobility) is often expensive, especially for older adults already living on small, fixed incomes. Seniors residing in houses without accessibility features may be more likely to experience dangerous accidents like falls when trying to move around their home. Likewise, older adults with limited mobility may become socially isolated if it is difficult to leave their homes.

Without supportive services, home accessibility features, and access to transportation to nearby conveniences such as grocery and retail stores, and medical facilities, older adults with limited income and/or disabilities may be unable to age in place safely and comfortably.

To meet the unique needs of this vulnerable senior population, Graceworks Housing Services offers affordable, accessible housing options. Designed for retirees living on fixed incomes or older adults who need a supportive downsizing option, Graceworks Housing Services is a safe and comfortable solution that helps older adults enjoy more independence and improved quality of life.

Graceworks Housing Services recognizes that housing is more than just a place to live; it’s a place to thrive. For this reason, Graceworks apartments are like communities within themselves. Residents enjoy common areas for social, recreational, and educational activities, allowing them to create new friendships with their peers in a welcoming, caring, and familial environment.

Each individual’s residence is designed to be clean, secure, and offer accessibility features for older adults with mobility impairments. The apartment communities include appliances, affordable utilities, laundry facilities, and 24/7 on-site maintenance staff in case of emergency repairs. Most communities are located near grocery stores, shopping centers, medical facilities, and other local resources, enabling residents to remain fully connected and engaged within their respective communities.

With 18 Graceworks apartment communities available throughout Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, there’s bound to be one that’s right for you or your loved one. For more information about our supportive housing services, contact us today.

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