Most Over-50s Prepared To Future Proof Their Home

A new survey carried out among those aged over 50 has found that almost half are in what they consider to be their forever home.

The Belfast Telegraph shared the findings of the research by Nationwide Building Society, which also found that 80 per cent of respondents would also be willing to take steps to future proof their properties if that enabled them to live there for longer.

Meanwhile, almost one-third of the over-75s surveyed by the building society said that they had already made alterations to their properties.

51 per cent of those who still intend to make improvements to future proof their homes said that they expect to spend more than £5,000 making the changes to their abode.

Nationwide’s director of home propositions Jason Hurwood commented: “Most people understandably want to maintain their independence and stay in their own home for as long as possible, rather than moving into residential care, and are willing to make the necessary home improvements to do so.”

These could include fitting stair lifts or a walk in bath shower, as well as making other changes to the layout of a property to make it more accessible for those who have limited mobility.

If you’re looking for ways to make your bathroom more accessible, a walk in shower or bath is just one element to consider. As we recently pointed out, you also need to think about the width of the doorway and whether it could accommodate a wheelchair, as well as having a sink with no fitting below to make it more accessible to those with mobility issues.

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