We all want to stay active, independent and in our own home for as many years as possible. Of course, this can naturally get harder (and more expensive) to maintain over time.
Thankfully, there are some smart and savvy ways to make it easier. It turns out it could be an extremely wise move – for both your lifestyle and your bank balance – to seek out help a little earlier.
It’s easy to think of home care services as something purely for the elderly; for those who have already lost that independence. This is far from the reality.
In fact, the younger you are when you access subsidised home care, the bigger the pot of money you accumulate over time. This is because any funds you don’t use early on stay in your budget for use later when you need them most.
Amana Living is now working with active over-60s in Western Australia to help make the most of this system.
At first, only the lowest-level services – such as simple weekly cleaning assistance or a home handyman – may be all you need. In this case, your unused funds will accumulate.
As your needs change, your services can adapt. And should you require more assistance in the future, such as meal preparation or larger-scale health care, you will already have funds saved away to accommodate your needs.
By accepting a little help today, you’ll have a stronger safety net for the future, allowing you to stay active and in your own home for many years to come.
This post is sponsored by Amana Living and written independently by the Starts at 60 editorial team, as we believe it delivers valuable insights into a subject important to the 60+ community. For more information, please visit the Amana Living website.
This post was previously published on Starts at 60 as How to keep your independence for as long as possible.