If you aren’t sure about the available senior living options, it can be scary to think about putting your loved one in a facility. Homes for senior citizens aren’t what they used to be—there are more options and more watchful eyes.
With many housing options for seniors, we are sure you’ll be able to find a fit for you and your loved one. Continue reading this article to find out what’s available.
1. Aging in Place
If your loved one is very against moving out of their home, you might consider aging in place. When your loved one is healthy enough to stay home but needs some additional healthcare, aging in place might be a good option for you.
Aging in place allows your loved one to maintain their feeling of independence and can be cheaper than some similar options.
2. Age-restricted Communities
There are many age-restricted communities available for seniors. The main requirement you might notice right away is that the residents need to be a certain age, but there could be other requirements within the community as well.
Some communities might be for seniors that are LGBT or that belong to some other group. Age-restricted communities make it easy for elderly people to be around their like-minded peers.
3. Assisted Living
Assisted living options are one of the most popular ways for seniors that need a little help in their day-to-day life. Assisted living is generally for people that are in pretty good health but need help with things like bathing, cooking, and other essentials.
Assisted living residents usually have a bedroom and bathroom that is private or semi-private, but all other areas are common areas. Living in this way keeps costs down, allows for continued privacy but also keeps the social element going so they don’t feel cut off from society.
4. Nursing Home
When your loved one needs a high level of care, a nursing home might be a good option. Everything that is needed is provided by the nursing home from meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation and beyond.
Nursing homes are much like assisted living centers but the major difference is that they offer 24/7 medication management and supervision.
5. Respite Care
When your loved one only needs help for the short-term, respite care could be a good option. These facilities are usually either like nursing homes or assisted living facilities but the fact that they are short-term sets them apart.
If your loved one needs to recover from an injury but needs help, this is a good option.
Senior Living Options At Their Best
Now you know about senior living options that can make your life and the life of your loved one easier than ever. With this information, you can continue learning or start your search for the right living facility.
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