Compare Retirement Housing
There are a variety of housing "business model" options for a person living independently at home to consider when weighing whether to stay or move, as described in this recent article (What are my housing options?). They vary from staying put and joining a village for companionship and support services to purchasing a place and moving into a setting that allows for preservation of your home equity.
As an illustration of how to review the options and the frequently asked questions about each, two of our Explorers (John Milford and Candiece Milford) have put together this comparison table, using San Francisco Bay Area Housing examples. Candiece works at The Sequoias San Francisco and so some of the examples in the table are specific to that retirement community.
In the table below, the types of housing "business model" are listed across the top as either Equity; Equity co-housing; Rental (independent); Rental (assisted living) and Entry fee / Non-equity. For more about these terms see the accompanying article mentioned above.
Below the table are some additional resources from John and Candiece Milford (members only):
- A list of the top ten questions to ask when interviewing a retirement community to decide if you want to live there.
- A list of Californian Non-profit CCRC's.
- A list of Californian For-profit CCRC's