Senior Living Options
Today, senior living options covers a broad spectrum of services. This enables families to have choices for their loved ones in various categories to meet individual needs:
Independent Living Communities
Independent Living Communities are senior housing or senior communities whose residents are at least 55-60 years of age and older. These seniors are in good overall health, able to live on their own and the communities are set up to keep residents active and safe. Our own Senior Specialist Realtor®, with over 20 years experience, will provide the necessary guidance in this category.
In-Home Care is when an individual receives care in their own home, which can range from companionship and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) to those that specialize in more comprehensive medical care. There are many companies and individual caregivers providing these services. We have researched the best in each category within specific geographic areas, and our Senior Care Advisors will provide then needed referrals in this category.
Assisted Living can provide hundreds of options…even in a relatively small geographical area. Because there are so many “sub-categories,” Assisted Living is probably the most misunderstood of all the options in Senior Care. More and more seniors are becoming residents of small, large and specialized Assisted Living facilities including dementia care. Generally speaking, Assisted Living is for people that need help with the activities of daily living (ADLs). Depending on the type of care, individual needs and individual desires, Assisted Living can be a great option for your loved one. Options range from small, family Residential Care Homes to larger, full-service communities with hundreds of residents. Many of these locations specialize in Dementia Care, including Alzheimer’s. Our Senior Care Advisors will provide you with a “Peace of Mind” in evaluating each of these options.
In years past, many seniors were placed in Nursing Homes and this choice may be necessary for individuals with specific medical problems. However, with the growth of Assisted Living and residential care homes, other options may work well depending upon your love one’s needs.