Many people already know how wonderful Yuma is. If you haven't heard the secret yet, you should be aware that Yuma is the perfect place to retire. Already, there are many retirees that are living out their Golden Years in a desert oasis unlike any other locale.
It's also growing, so there are fun people of all ages, plenty of places to dine and shop, as well as great golf courses and a myriad of outdoor activities for all levels of ability. Thanks to modern medicine and more information about healthy eating and exercise, people are living longer lives. Not only that, but they are remaining self-sufficient and able to live on their own into their eighties, nineties, and sometimes even older.
Even if you are spry and energetic, you may want to consider a home for retirement that will fill your needs for years to come. We're offering you some tips on finding the perfect home for retirement in Yuma, AZ. Your first considerations when home shopping is size and space.
An ideal home would be sized so that you can take care of it. If possible it should be all on one floor. If that isn't possible, at least make sure that there is a full living area on one floor, including bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and a dining/ visiting space.
That way if you or someone you live with can no longer negotiate stairs, they could still have the necessities. Some specific features to look for in your new home include: ? Contrasting colors between fixtures (i.e. bathroom sink) and floor ? Plenty of lighting in every room ? Easy to grasp handles on all doors, drawers, and cupboards ? Hand-held shower ? Hand rails wherever needed, especially around tub and shower ? Non-skid mats in bathroom and pool area if applicable ? Toggles for lights with wall switches ? Everything possible placed for low reach, such as microwave on countertop and pots and pans hung from hooks on peg board ? Lower water heater temperature to avoid accidental burns ? Stairs with wide treads (place where you stand) and short risers (vertical part of step) so that climbing is easier ? Stair carpet in contrasting colors for better visibility of the different levels ? If possible, railings on both sides of stairs, make them secure and small enough for a weaker hand to grasp These are just a few measures you can take to improve your home in Yuma for retirement.
When you're buying a new home for retirement, take a look at it with new eyes. If you're still agile and healthy, try to imagine what it would be like if you were in a wheel chair or just not as active as you are now. This shouldn't discourage you.quite the contrary. If you plan for an independent future ahead of time, you'll be ready for the natural aging process. You won't find a better place than a retirement home in Yuma, AZ!.
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