Long time readers know well that I LOVE single story homes. As much as I miss the good exercise I get with stairs, single story homes are excellent for aging in place issues. That's handy at any age. But it's especially vital for those of us caring for our elderly parents – whether they live with us or just visit us.
1. Aging in place is easier with low or no-step entry and easy access throughout the home
This home is a lovely example of that. From the easy step entry at the front door, to the living room / family room having a nice little separator
to the master bathroom with a walk-in shower,
there are many great options for a variety of needs including sharing a home with an elderly parents.
2. Aging in place is easier with easy maintenance yards
And take a look at the yards – fairly easy maintenance for you or your gardener. When I have something simpler like this, I negotiate for less expensive bills OR them doing extra work on bushes and hedges when there isn't as much lawn mowing during various seasons.
3. Aging in place is easier with easy access to walking and parks
Another thing I look for when I've bought or rented a home is a nice area for long walks. And if there's a park near-by to take my grandkids, I'm doubly happy. Guess what – there are TWO parks close enough to walk to. One is the Del Stephenson Park at 6665 Maple Creek Drive in Roseville, CA. After that you come to the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and right next to that is Fairway Park (per Google) or the Central Park / Mike Shellito Indoor Pool (per the City – who really is the one that matters, but shhhh! Don't tell Google I said that. 😉 ).
4. Aging in place is easier with nearby shopping and restaurants
Another thing to think of with aging in place plans is being near stores and restaurants. The closer you are to them, the easier it is for any non-drivers. And oh my, this house is a great example of that. It's less than a one mile walk to stores and restaurants. Very handy, indeed.
These aging in place tips are practical wherever you live
Whether you live in Roseville CA like me, or another city across the country or across the globe, these aging in place tips can be quite useful to keep in mind no matter how old you are. When I was much younger, I broke my ankle badly. Living in a single story home similar to this one was a HUGE help. I didn't have the nearby parks which would have been nice to be wheeled to, but I had all the rest and greatly appreciated them all! And I suspect you might as well.
P.S. If you DO live in Roseville CA and you would be interested in a cute home like this one, give me a buzz at 916-768-0127 or email me at [email protected] If you live elsewhere, put my free mobile real estate app to work wherever you live. And when you do need a REALTOR, I'd be glad to help you find one well-suited to help you!
P.P.S. Here are several single story homes currently available in Roseville CA 95678:
Contents of this article...
- 1. Aging in place is easier with low or no-step entry and easy access throughout the home
- 2. Aging in place is easier with easy maintenance yards
- 3. Aging in place is easier with easy access to walking and parks
- 4. Aging in place is easier with nearby shopping and restaurants
- These aging in place tips are practical wherever you live