A friend recently told me the story of a woman named Rose who was a patient at the nursing home where her Dad resided. Each and every day my friend would see Rose, dressed to the nines with lipstick and hair styled – position her wheelchair by the front door…waiting for someone to take her home. Sadly, there was no one and no plan for her return.
And I thought to myself – I will not be that woman.
Studies show that 90% of people want to age in their homes. Unfortunately, most people don’t plan properly to make that desire a reality. My husband and I want to be in our “forever home” by the time our 11 year old graduates high school.
My vision of a stylish, well lit, universally designed home is so vivid that it will be impossible not to become reality.
Because I refuse to sit waiting at the front door.
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