Senior Buying

Buying a residence when you're 50+ can be a very exciting time, but it can also be very daunting. It's exciting because you're making a fresh start in a new place, but daunting at the same time due to there being so many different options when it comes to senior residences, finite resources and sometimes emotional hurdles to overcome. That's where I step in to offer my expertise in this area to make it smooth sailing for you!

First, we will assess your real estate needs by sitting down with you and your loved ones (if applicable) to go over all of your specific needs, outline various options and help you determine the best residence option for you based on all of your needs and wants. After determining the best option(s) for residency, I will begin working within the parameters that you provide to locate a property that best fits your needs and wants accurately.

There are many different options for properties that you may choose and I am here to offer my insight on creative new options that may be suitable for you including:

Independent Living: Condos, townhouses and single family homes that are smaller and more maintenance free than large family properties are frequently people's first choice, especially if you are healthy and active.

Active Adult Communities: Active adult communities aim to service the interests of active adults over the age of 55. Housing types often include condos, townhouses and single-family properties, and all are designed with an eye toward delivering a maintenance-free lifestyle for residents. Such communities offer a vast array of on-site activities, including exercise, social clubs, art instruction and lecture series.

Assisted Living Communities: Residents live in their own apartments, but have the benefit of an on-site staff, meal service in communal dining spaces, and planned activities and outings. Some assisted living communities also offer access to nurses and daily living assistance. Others may offer more extensive medical and personal services.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Facilities specialize in caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease offer programs that address residents' needs and provide an environment where they can live safely. Housing services typically include personal care, such as bathing and dressing and administering medicine, along with dining and housekeeping. In addition, many buildings incorporate over 50 design features, such as safe wandering paths and color coded areas to help with way-finding. Such designs provide comfort and ease residents' anxiety.

Continuing Care Retirement Living Communities: A Continuing Care Retirement Living Community offer progressive levels of assistance, depending on a person's needs. They include independent and assisted living and nursing care.

After determining your best option and weigh all of the various options such as cost, location, services, amenities, activities and current and future needs, we will begin the buying process by using my education, expertise and network to find properties that match what you are looking for. Once we have found a residence that fit your needs and wants, I will determine an appropriate offer and negotiate purchases on your behalf.

If you or your family has any questions on the buying process, I would be more than happy to assist you so please do not hesitate to reach out!

Shannon Fonner, Realtor/Broker

Sunflower Real Estate Group, LLC

Cell: 309-678-2060