Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) July 31, 2013
As the Fourth Annual RBC Retirement Myths & Realities Poll shows maintaining health is more important than finances to Canada's younger boomers (aged 50-59), Jim Hunter President of House Doctors, the U.S. handyman franchise and home improvement franchise, confirms seniors and boomers modifying their homes in efforts to maintain health and lifestyle as they age as one of the niches driving growth of House Doctors.
Hunter said, "The RBC poll is so right. As we age, we start to think differently about things. As we grow older we realize that we are not indestructible and maintaining good health becomes a higher priority for us." Hunter continued, "House Doctors is seeing increasing numbers of customers modifying homes for health, comfort and safety reasons. If people can do something to make things easier or safer in their homes as they age it just makes good sense to do it."
Today's boomers definitely think more about their health as they near and enter retirement simply because many have already seen older relatives and friends age. This has made them more aware that good health is not to be taken for granted.
Another interesting point raised by the poll was that 42 per cent of younger boomers already had experience in a support role as a caregiver to another adult, or were doing that role now or expected to do it in the future.
These experiences could be adding to another growing trend. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports modification for "aging-in-place", where homeowners modify their homes to help them continue to live safely and comfortably in them as they grow older, is the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry.
These young boomers, who already have the experience as caregivers, know first hand the changes that should be made to their homes based on the challenges they have seen older relatives and friends facing as they have aged in homes that were not designed and built with the needs of seniors in mind.
Hunter added, "Seniors and aging boomers nearing retirement who are modifying their homes are having a major impact on the remodeling industry. As the population ages 'aging in place' is a niche that will surely continue to grow."
ABOUT HOUSE DOCTORS:
For more than 15 years, House Doctors, a 90-plus-unit professional handyman service, has brought commercial property owners and homeowners high standards of customer service, reliability, and quality workmanship. Every House Doctors handyman location is independently owned and operated. Today, House Doctors continues to expand throughout the United States by offering franchise opportunities.