Options for independence
According to the results of the 2016-2020 American Community Survey released in March 2022, the proportion of people age 65 and up who live in Hawaii grew by more than 40% over the 2006-2010 survey. The federal data confirmed what island residents have known for many years, Hawaii’s elderly community is growing — fast.
Consequently, more and more adult children are finding themselves providing daily care and oversight for their aging parents. Options include frequent commutes to provide necessary check-ins at their home or moving mom and dad into a spare room, likely robbing them of the sense of independence they desire.
But there’s no reason that parents can’t enjoy their independence while being close at hand. An accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, built on your property can be an ideal solution to let them age in place. An ADU is an additional structure — either separate from the main home or attached to it — with its own bedroom, kitchen, bath room and entrance.
The design-build experts at HK Construction know how to efficiently plan, design and build an ADU perfectly sized for mom and dad to enjoy in their golden years. It can be built within a small front, side or backyard or on top of a single-story home. You may have noticed these compact structures, designed to blend seamlessly with existing homes, popping up around Oahu neighborhoods and wondered if an ADU might be the right solution for your evolving needs.
You can reach out to HK Construction’s knowledgeable staff to explore your options.
Or, you can attend one of the company’s complimentary seminars on June 16 or June 18 to find out more about ADUs, renovations or new construction projects. Visit hkchawaii.com to see the schedule and register. Registration required; no walk-ins allowed.
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