Senior Living February 13, 2023

Overview of Housing Options for Seniors

There are several housing options for senior citizens, including:

  1. Independent living: Independent living communities offer seniors the ability to live in a community setting with minimal assistance, while still maintaining their independence.
  2. Assisted living: Assisted living communities provide residents with help with daily tasks, such as bathing and dressing, while also offering social and recreational activities.
  3. Nursing homes: Nursing homes provide residents with around-the-clock care and medical supervision, including assistance with daily tasks and medical needs.
  4. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs): CCRCs offer a range of housing options, including independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care, allowing residents to age in place as their needs change.
  5. Home modification: Seniors who prefer to age in place can make modifications to their homes, such as installing grab bars, wheelchair ramps, and walk-in showers, to ensure safety and accessibility.
  6. Affordable housing: There are affordable housing options available for low-income seniors, such as subsidized apartments and government-funded housing programs.

Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages, and it’s important for seniors to carefully consider their needs and preferences when choosing a housing option.

For more information on housing options for seniors see https://www.help4seniors.org/about

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As you consider the housing options above, there may be benefit programs available for our seniors. Don’t forget to check out this link, https://www.ncoa.org/article/energy-assistance-benefits