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The activity Questions to Help You Decide to Age in Place or MovePDF downloadcan help you with your decision-making. Read each question and answer “yes,” “no,” or “not sure.” If you answer “yes” to the question, write the estimated costs of the listed items in the right column.

Stay or Move

Where will you live in your later life? Perhaps you want to remain in the state, community, and home you are currently living in. You may want to remain in the state you are currently living in, but in a different community and home. Or, you may want to move to a different part of the United States or a foreign country

Recent University of Illinois Extension research revealed that 73% of the retired consumers surveyed ended up aging in their current home or decided to age in place as long as possible. The top reasons the already retired consumers decided to stay in their homes were:

You need to ask yourself several questions to help decide whether you wish stay in your current home or move to another later life housing option. Questions to consider include:

If you decide to stay in your home, you may need to make changes in your home; it’s important to consider these costs. For example, if you need to adapt your home entryway to be more accessible, how much will it cost? If you need to replace one or more major appliances, when do you expect to replace them and how much will they cost?

Questions to Help You Decide to Age in Place or MovePDF downloadis an eye-opener that starts you thinking about your later life housing.