Residential Considerations

When it comes to residential options, it can seem like the choices are limitless. In this section you will find important topics and care lounge discussions designed specifically to help you evaluate the options and discover the one that best meets the needs of your loved one and your family, both for now and for the future.

Topics

Below you will find more specific topic areas that will help you find the information you are looking for.

Aging In Place

If your loved one is considering aging in place, it is important that their home becomes easier and safer to live in. Here you will find solutions and ideas to inspire and encourage your family as you build your aging in place plan.

Assisted Living

Assisted living can be a good option for those who need help with some of the activities of daily living—things like cooking, getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night, keeping house and traveling to appointments. Here you will find articles and information that will help you and your loved one carefully evaluate this option.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

CCRCs offer access to independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in a single community. If residents begin to need help with activities of daily living, for example, they can transfer to an assisted living or skilled nursing facility on the same site. Here you will find articles and information to help you and your loved one carefully evaluate this option.

Independent Living

Independent living is a housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. Housing varies widely, but in general, it is friendlier to older adults, often being more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in maintenance. Here you will find articles and information designed specifically to help you and your loved one carefully evaluate this option.

Memory Care

This long-term care option provides people experiencing memory loss with an environment where they can maintain a level of independence with the safety and security of being in a residential facility with the oversight of a professional staff. Here you will find articles and information designed specifically to help you and your loved one carefully evaluate this option.

Moving In With You

Having a loved one move in with you may make sense for many reasons. But there are some things you will want to consider before the transition occurs. Here you will find articles and information designed specifically to help you and your loved one carefully evaluate this option.

Nursing Home

Nursing homes offer the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital, providing custodial care (getting in and out of bed and providing assistance with feeding, bathing and dressing) and a high level of medical care, which allows the delivery of medical procedures and therapies on site. Here you will find articles and information designed specifically to help you and your loved one carefully evaluate this option.

Supporting Your Loved One Through the Transition

The transition to a new living environment can be the right decision for your loved one, but it can also be riddled with obstacles. Here you will find articles and information designed specifically to help make the change as smooth as possible for everyone.

Understanding Your Options

Understanding the different housing options and the needs they fill is the first step in making a wise decision. Here you will learn more about the types of housing options available so that you and your loved one can make the best decision possible.


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