Downsizing or Right-Sizing: Trends for Senior Citizens in Medina County


In the past, senior citizens have almost been expected to downsize their home at one point or another when it is time to move to a nursing home or an assisted living facility. But in this day and age, this is no longer the only option available to our seniors in Medina County! Let’s take a look at some of the previous and newer trends taking place.


Downsizing is when a household moves from their current home to a smaller space, whether it’s a condo, apartment, assisted living facility, or house. This also typically involves plenty of decluttering and purging of possessions from the current home in order to fit all belongings into the new home in an organized, minimal fashion. Downsizing is most common for seniors who are looking for their permanent home where they can age peacefully without worrying about multiple levels or too much stuff.


Right-Sizing is a newer trend, and we’re seeing it more and more among senior citizens. Instead of seniors selling their homes to move into an assisted facility, right-sizing allows them to move into a newer space that better accommodates their preferred lifestyle. This is different from downsizing because it does not necessarily eliminate space or belongings. Instead, right-sizing can also help seniors focus on their financial plans and wellbeing.

Which is Right for You?

Well, that really depends on YOU. Factors such as your overall health and medical needs, activity level, financial stability, and preferred lifestyle must be taken into account when making this decision. Downsizing is still an excellent option for seniors looking for a smaller, more economical space to age. Right-sizing provides a great new choice for seniors who still want to live life how they desire with just a few alterations.

Whichever you decide, I can help you do it. As your Senior Real Estate Specialist®, I am experienced and trained specifically to help senior citizens in Medina County make their next move.

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