Why Seniors Are Opting Out of Home Repairs and Yard Work

December 14, 2021 / Senior Living Community
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Think back to the time before you owned your home. Your weekends were probably spent out of the house with friends, instead of tending to flowers, fixing faucets, and constantly cleaning. And if something broke, you could just call the landlord!

While owning a home comes with many benefits, home repairs and yard work aren’t one of them. Keeping up a home is no easy task, and it only gets harder as we age.

Discover a few reasons why seniors are opting out of home repairs and yard work during retirement.

The Top 4 Reasons Seniors are Opting Out of Home Repairs

#1: Ability

Many seniors find that they're no longer able to work hours hunched over in the garden like they used to. Not only is yard work more difficult to do, but you may not have the ability to tend to your yard like you used to.

#2: Safety

Things like climbing up a ladder that you once never gave a second thought to now pose as a safety concern. As we age, our sense of balance isn't as strong. Although you may feel like you can still do the things that you used to, it's important to think about the risks that may come along with them now. 

#3: Energy

Home maintenance takes time, energy, and a lot of effort. Seniors who are struggling with health problems simply don’t have the energy that it takes to maintain their homes anymore. 

#4: Time

If you've owned your home for forty years, you might simply be fed up with the time commitment that yard work and maintenance require!

These are only a few examples of reasons seniors no longer wish to maintain their home and yard. Luckily, senior communities offer seniors a beautiful home without the hassle of having to maintain it themselves!

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