How to Age In Place in a Townhouse

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How to Age In Place in a Townhouse

Since townhomes and townhouses are designed with several levels or stories, is it possible to age in place in a townhouse?

Even though our townhouses have 2, 3 and even 4 levels, it is indeed possible to age in place in them. In fact there are many benefits to aging-in-place in a townhouse.

Aging-in-place is the process by which people remain in their homes instead of moving to an assisted living home or nursing home as they become older.  Aging-in-place allows seniors the option to stay in their own home, or a new home to them, that remains in their community, near family and friends. It has been gaining in popularity as the Baby Boomers reach their senior years and defy the expectations of generations before them once again.

Aging-in-place has also become more popular as waiting lists to get into the assisted living home of their choice gets longer and longer.

How To Age In Place in a Townhouse

Aging in place in a townhouse isn't any different than in a condo, villa or single family home. By including specific features in the design of the townhome (or by renovating an existing townhome to meet their needs) homeowners can create a space that is easier to grow old in. 

Many of these features include no-threshold showers, handrails near toilets and other bathroom fixtures, lowered countertops to be accessed by someone in a wheelchair, wider hallways and doors to also accommodate wheelchairs and walkers, and including lifts or elevators.

Tech plays a role too in helping homeowners age in place. Voice activated devices such as Amazon Echo or Apple's Home Pod can provide an easy way to turn on lights, lock doors, engage security systems, as well as provide entertainment and communication. 

We offer many townhouse floor plans that can be modified for those who wish to age in place. Many of our designs have elevators as well as staircases providing easy access to the master suite no matter which level it is located.

Many of our townhouse floor plans include a lift, and lower level guest suite which is perfect for live-in help when the time comes. 

Townhouse Floor Plan: E2126

Townhouse Floor Plan: E2296 A1.1

Townhouse Floor Plan: E2221

Aging in Place in a townhouse has the added benefit of location. As townhouses can be built on smaller parcels of land - usually within urban or city settings - homeowners can live in communities with plenty of activities and entertainment nearby. Grocery stores, hospitals, clinics and easy access to the interstate can mean staying active and living a full and vibrant life. 

Aging in Place in a townhouse also means no yard work - such as cutting the grass or raking, but still provides the option for patio gardening, and entertaining on decks and patios that have been well-designed into our floor plans.

If you've got questions about choosing the right floor plan to fit your needs, we've got answers. Give us a call at 713-522-2724 to learn more about finding the perfect townhouse floor plan for your project.

 

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