Gracefully Aging in Place in Your Falls Church Home
Like many of their Generation X contemporaries across America, some Falls Church homeowners head multi-generational households. Faced with a challenging economy, their children return home after college, or simply take much longer than their parents to move out on their own. Aging parents, looking for the comforts of home but no longer willing or able to live by themselves, also seek shelter with their children. However, most homes were not designed for multi-generational living.
Caught in the Middle: The “Sandwich Generation”
As the oldest Baby Boomers reach their mid-seventies, the graying of America is impossible to deny. Falls Church, the smallest incorporated municipal area in Virginia, broadly reflects national age demographics: About 12% of Falls Church residents are 65 or older. These senior citizens are the segment of the population most likely to need assisted living or at-home care.
A third of the Falls Church population, ages 45 to 64, are the children of this older generation. With children and careers of their own, they often find themselves struggling to care for aging parents.
If you are part of this so-called “Sandwich Generation,” you understand the tug-of-war that you and many of your peers are going through. While your parents might want to stay in their own home, you understand that it could be easier to look after them in your home—but you have some concerns.
Caring for Baby Boomers in Your Falls Church Family Home
You want to open your arms to your aging parents, to let them understand that they will always have a place in your heart and your home. Still, you recognize that they are used to being independent. As adults, neither you nor your parents should have to give up independence and privacy to make a multi-generational living situation work. On a practical level, you realize that your house may not have the space or amenities needed to truly offer your parents a welcoming home.
Fortunately, there is a single solution to concerns about privacy, independence, and functional living space: Building an in-law suite ensures that your elderly parents can be a vital part of your household, while enjoying the dignity and freedom of their own living quarters.
Of course, a major household construction project is not to be undertaken lightly. It requires careful thought and planning—and partnering with a designer and builder who understands the needs and preferences of your multi-generational family.
Fortunately, Russ Glickman and his team at Glickman Design Build have over four decades of experience creating home spaces that are custom-made for families like yours. The Glickman team’s Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists and Universal Design Certified Professionals will work together with you to plan an addition for your parents or in-laws, with accommodations such as enhanced lighting, door levers and levered faucets, roll-in showers, and no-step doorway transitions.
Exceptional In-Law Suites for Falls Church Multi-Generational Homes
When you work with the design and remodeling experts at Glickman, you can be assured that your multi-generational home upgrade will be as beautiful as it is functional. Don’t hesitate to call us—you could be just weeks away from a household renovation that will benefit multiple generations of your family for years to come.