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Prepare Your Home For Retirement

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Prepare your home for retirement




Prepare Your Home For Retirement.



And here we are again at Sweet Blog, the sweetest blog online.

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While our sweet community is open to all, today's article is tailored to our older members. However, we value and encourage everyone's input, as we believe in the power of diverse perspectives in our shared interest of the 'Home Concept '.

Today, we're tackling a topic of utmost importance- how to best prepare your home for retirement. This crucial aspect of our lives often goes unnoticed, but we're here to shed light on it, as it's a key part of planning for our future.

As we all know, there comes a time when every person retires. It's a significant milestone, often marking the end of a career and the beginning of a new chapter. Let's explore how we can make this new chapter as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Retirement brings with it particular challenges, which manifest even at the retiree's house.

After all, the home needs of a 30-year-old healthy person, who spends most of his time at work, are pretty different from those of a person who is twice his age and spends most of his time at home. 

Those needs should obviously receive an adequate response.

Rest assured, we've meticulously crafted this article to provide you with the best tools to prepare your home for retirement. We understand the unique needs of our community, particularly our older members, and are here to address them, ensuring everyone feels valued and included.

As always, later in the article, a refreshing infographic presentation and a video summarizing its content will be presented to you.


'Prepare Your Home For Retirement - Must-Have Home Features For Retirees.'

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  1. Prepare Yourself For An Extended Stay.


The classic 30-year-old, let's call him Justin from now on, spends most of his at work.

Unlike him, since he retired, the 67-year-old - the main character of our article - let's call him John from now on, spends most of his time at home. As a result, His house is supposed to be more prepared for a prolonged stay.

'So what must he do?' you might ask.

First and foremost, John must organize his house to be more prepared and adapt to an extended stay.

His home products/furniture intended for short-term use must be replaced with furniture that is more durable and suitable for prolonged use.

Features such as 'Durability' and 'Comfort' should guide John in his furniture selection process. For example, a sturdy recliner with a soft fabric for extended sitting, a bed with a high-quality mattress for a good night's sleep, and a dining table and chairs designed for comfort during long meals.

These are the types of furniture John should consider for his extended stay at home.

The above is just one example, but the guiding principle is clear and focused. Now that he is retired, John must create a home environment that will allow him more frequent and comfortable use.

It's also relevant for all home accessories.

Suppose the faucet in John's bath is made from worn material. Now, following his retirement and the increased homestay, its use might be more frequent. The risk of leaks or breakage increases with frequent use of worn-out accessories. So, to avoid unfortunate mishaps and ensure a comfortable and safe living environment, it is worth replacing it with one made of more durable material.

Jhon must create a home environment that will allow him for more frequent and comfortable everyday use since, as mentioned, His time at home is much more frequent now that he is retired.

So, to sum up, better quality and more comfortable home products equal better home preparation for retirement. Remember to consider durability and comfort when selecting furniture, replace worn-out accessories, and create a home environment that supports your extended stay.


Good quality = durability



By the way, If costs are what bothers you, you can always read this one.

Thank us later.



2. Comfortable And Cozy.


Aside from the durability issue mentioned above, there is another significant difference between John's and Justin's household needs.

John needs a  mattress/sofa/kitchen chairs, etc., different from Justin's.

For Justin, the guideline is Efficiency. However, for John, it's a Convenience. As he is older, his health and comfort take precedence in his search for home products and furniture. His focus is on items that prioritize comfort and physical fit, making him feel more cared for and prioritized.

Our recommendation for retirees is a focused search of home products after in-depth market research that will help you get through your daily home routine with more physical comfort. Stuff like Age-appropriate orthopedic products will help a lot.

Understanding your specific needs is crucial. Once you have a clear picture of what you require, you can make focused and informed purchases that will enhance your daily comfort and convenience.


Prepare your home for retirementComfort is key


As you approach retirement, it's important to remember that your body's needs are changing. By adapting your home's furnishings and decor to these changes , you can ensure a comfortable and safe living environment.




3. Safety.


The central focus of this article is the paramount issue of safety, particularly in the context of older individuals.

Let's consider the stark contrast between Justin, who faces almost no safety challenges, and John, who grapples with a multitude of them.

The issue of home safety for older people is well known and requires the utmost attention and care.


One of the most common safety challenges for older individuals is the risk of slips and falls, often exacerbated by poor posture. 

A practical solution is placing home safety railings in spaces with an increased risk of falling or slipping, such as bathtubs and stairs. These are excellent safety accessories that can make a real difference. Check out this product, for example.


Hearing/Vision/Collision with objects - due to the low level of 'sharpness' sense.

A possible solution is creating a more prominent home space with visual aids to alert and prevent such a collision.


Poor coping with extreme cases - due to lack of speed to escape quickly from dangerous situations like fire. 

A possible solution is emergency sensors that can help with massive noise forcing older adults to leave their houses. These sensors will provide them with the early advantage they so desperately need. Rest assured, they are proven to be effective. Check out this excellent article regarding a wide range of danger sensors for seniors.


Suffocation - due to poor swallowing abilities.

A possible solution is buying food that is not too difficult to swallow. Moreover, it would be great if small water tanks (with cups) were placed in an accessible manner throughout the house in case of poor swallowing.


Crime and abuse - Unfortunately, an older person's ability to deal with those who want to harm him within his home is much inferior compared to a younger person.

A Possible solution - here, too, sensors will significantly help these seniors in such cases. Their condition will immeasurably improve if they can call for immediate help. Moreover, cameras that record and broadcast live to their family members would also be a great idea. Here, you can get some more information on the subject.



Safety comes first


The guiding principle is this one:

The retiring person's home design and furnishing must be such that safety considerations will be prioritized.

Doing so will help a lot with preparing your home for retirement.



4. Simple Maintenance.


The simpler your home maintenance is, the more your daily routine will be accordingly.

Our last tip is crucial on the one hand but relatively straightforward on the other - One that leaves most of the responsibility for understanding how to fulfill it - In your hands.

It would be best if you establish a home space whose maintenance is as simple as possible.

It is essential to understand that in many ways/aspects, the retiring person is different from a young person at the peak of his power. And even though he has more free time, it may be challenging (physically) for him to fix things around his own house.

Therefore, we recommend creating a home environment with daily maintenance as light as possible.

You can do this by using accessories/furniture that are more "Simple" to use and maintain, more like IKEA, than giant sophisticated and heavy retro furniture, characterized by their similarity to the previous generation's furniture types.

It would be best if you kept it simple.

Indeed, the old ones (furniture/appliances and more) were more durable. Still, there is no doubt the investment in their maintenance is more complex and time-consuming and apparently not entirely suitable for an older person.

So, regarding the cost-benefit ratio test, it's true that the lifespan of modern accessories/home products will most likely be shorter. Still, they are much less complex to maintain, And that is what we are trying to achieve.

Just ask yourself: "After all, I am not a young person anymore. How do I make repairing and maintaining things around my home simpler and easier, thus making my home life at retirement easier?"


Create a simple home environment to maintain


Invest some thought into it; we're sure you'll find more suitable and relevant examples.


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We sincerely hope this article - 'Prepare Your Home For Retirement' - will help you handle this issue properly. And if you have any more questions on the matter, please feel free to reach out.


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