Finding an Accessible Home
My question is my wife has MS. She was
diagnosed over 18yrs ago and she just turned 45. It's getting harder to take care of her and maintain my home. Is their condos/homes that are on one floor and with 3/4 rooms that are not too expensive?
So sorry to hear that your wife is getting worse. As Cir gets older, he is still pretty mobile, but he needs more help. We just spent the last six months searching for a handicap accessible home. We finally found one that still needs work to make it perfect.
When you search for a condo, or house, look for handicap accessible ranch homes in your area. Have a price range in mind and only look at the ones that fit your criteria. If you need to, get an agent to help look for you, especially if you are buying.
It may take awhile, but be patient. I'm sure you will find the home that's right for you and your wife. Like I said, it took us 6 months - maybe more - searching on and off - until we found the right one. And we still need to add a few grab bars, fix the ramp and a few other things to make it an even better fit.
If you can work with it, and only need to fix or add a few things, then go for it. You may even want to consider renting or leasing and accessible apartment. There are many that have fully accessible kitchens and bathrooms that will make things easier for both of you.
Plus the buildings are usually very secure and may come with a security system and/or alert system built in.
Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us again.
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