Assisted Living in Houston: Gearing Up for the Active Baby Boomers

“Baby boomers” is the term used for those born in the US from 1946 to 1964. They make up around 20% of the country’s population, making them an important driving force in the country’s economy.

Senior Living

Most of these citizens are now seeking options for their retirement, resulting in the rise of senior living communities around the country. Houston, Texas is one of the cities which are seeing an increase in such real estate properties. An article by Rebecca Maitland in Chron.com says, however, that these properties are being grabbed as soon as they are completed:

“Yet, homes are selling quickly in some of the more popular areas around town. Homes in other areas are not staying on the market for more than three months in most cases. After their house sells, they begin shopping for a senior living community, only to find that many are at capacity or close to being full.”

In addition to looking for a community to retire in, seniors are also moving to be closer to their families:

“When adult children move to Houston for a job, their parents are following to be close to grandchildren, and they are looking to move into retirement communities.”

One notable thing about this exodus of baby boomers is the large percentage of the properties allocated to independent living seniors. One facility, for example, has 84 independent living apartments, compared to 24 for assisted living, and 8 for memory care units.

Indeed, many baby boomers want to continue living independently, while staying close to their families. For this reason, at home Houston, TX assisted living services are becoming more and more valuable. This type of assistance allows seniors to be as independent as they can while ensuring they have all the assistance they need for their limitations.

Assisted living in Houston need not mean an elderly care facility where seniors have to be separated from their families. With active baby boomers reaching their retirement years, it also means living a full, independent life, with the aid of professional caregivers from providers like Comfort Keepers® of Sugar Land, TX.

(Source: Senior living communities respond to Houston’s hot real estate market, The Houston Chronicle, 14 Feb, 2014 )

About D. Flenaugh

Demetrius Flenaugh is a 20 year U.S. Army Veteran and is experienced and highly qualified in addressing the home health care needs and concerns of seniors. His passion for helping others led him to volunteer with various organizations throughout his military career.
After spending the better part of the last 20 years moving from one assignment to another, he decided that moving to Sugar Land, TX provided an excellent opportunity to grow his family and serve his community. His dedication to providing quality, in-home care enables him to have a direct impact on enhancing the quality of life of seniors and other adults who need assistance with the activities of daily living.
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