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Choices for Seniors and Elderly

Table of Contents
  1. Housing
  2. Choices for Persons with a Disability
  3. Choices for Seniors and Elderly
  4. Home Ownership
  5. Reverse Mortgage
  6. Accessible Housing
  7. Renting a Home
  8. Long Term Care Facilities
  9. Housing Assistance
  10. Emergency Housing
  11. Moving

There are an increasing number of residential options for seniors and many options will allow you to stay where you are now living. Options include in-home services, living with a relative, and facilities designed to meet the needs of seniors. These facilities vary in the level of support they offer, from providing security and social activities to providing twenty-four hour nursing care.

Factors that will affect your housing options include availability, funding, and time. Many facilities have long waiting lists so planning ahead of time is very important. Careful budgeting is also necessary, as additional costs of senior care can burden those on a fixed income. If you decide on an assisted living or care home option, you may have to contact facilities yourself. This may take some time, but since you know your needs best, it will be critical that you stay involved. It is never too early to plan for a more intensive level of care, even if you do not need it today.

ElderCare provides an overview of living options for seniors, from living at home to supported living and retirement homes. It also provides checklists to help weigh your options for care and hosts online support groups.

Senior Housing Net
SeniorHousingNet.com has various senior living listings and resources for seniors.  There is an assessment tool to find the best type of care, as well as a search tool for finding different senior housing and care types.

New Lifestyles Online
New LifeStyles Online has a search feature for finding senior living and care options as well as senior products and services in your area.

Nursing Home Compare
Nursing Home Compare allows you find and compare nursing homes and get detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.

Last Updated on 12/26/2017