Senior Housing - articles and other resources
Making the right housing choices can seem daunting to an older person but you can find a solution that works for you and your family. These articles present a range of housing options and services that can help you find what you need.
Changes that come in later life can be especially challenging. It’s tough to face the loss of health, home, and independence. You can help ease these transitions by planning ahead, talking honestly with your loved ones, and getting the support you need.
Thinking about housing or caregiving arrangements for the future can be a stressful, anxiety-provoking topic for both you and your family. However, the earlier you face your specific issues, the more choices and control you will have over your future.
What is senior housing?
Senior housing encompasses a broad range of options—everything from modifying your own home, so it’s safer and more comfortable as you age, to moving to a housing facility with more support and social activities available on site. Depending on your specific needs, it could involve enrolling in a network of like-minded people to share specialized services, or moving to a retirement community, an apartment building where the majority of tenants are over the age of 65, or even to a nursing home that provides full custodial care. The important thing is to make the choice that’s right for you and will ensure you enjoy a happy, healthy, and fulfilling home environment as you age.
Senior Housing Options: Planning your future housing needs is an important part of ensuring that you continue to thrive as you get older. The key to making the best choice is to match your housing with your lifestyle, health, and financial needs. MORE »
Assisted Living Facilities: If you’re having more and more difficulty with everyday activities such as showering, dressing, and running errands, an assisted living facility may be the answer. You can get the daily support you need, while remaining as independent as possible. MORE »
A Guide to Nursing Homes: A nursing home is normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital. Deciding to move to a nursing home can be stressful, often due to misconceptions about these facilities. MORE »
- Senior Housing Options: Making the Best Senior Living Choices
- Independent Living for Seniors: Choosing a Retirement Home or Retirement Facility
- Assisted Living Facilities: Tips for Choosing a Facility and Making the Transition
- A Guide to Nursing Homes: Skilled Nursing Facilities and Convalescent Homes
Services for seniors
- Home Care Services for Seniors: Services to Help You Stay at Home
- Adult Day Care Services: Finding the Best Center for Your Needs
Living life to the fullest means taking care of yourself as you age and this is about more than just staying in shape physically. It's also about staying mentally and emotionally healthy and sustaining your energy, vitality, and zest for life. MORE »
Being a family caregiver can be rewarding but it can also be very challenging. Whether you’re devoting yourself to the unpaid care of an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member, help is available. There are numerous resources and community services available for caregivers—everything from adult day care centers to respite services. MORE »