Residential care options (p1):

Assisted living, skilled nursing facilites, CCRCs etc

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Analysis & Exploration: Residential care options

Cohousing: The Power of Community

Cohousing: The power of community. Thoughts from a cohousing pioneer. .........Read more

 

 

Retirement Living Options

When it comes to retirement living options, the question of whether to stay at home or to move often looms large. Here are the things to consider so you make the right decision. .........Read more

 

 

How a Continuing Care Retirement Community Works

How a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) works is a question that often pops up when our explorer discussions turn to where and how to live as one gets older. This article explains how this model of retirement living works, and discusses their financial model. .........Read more

 

 

Retirement Community Costs: How Much?

At the outset, the greatest barrier to moving into a retirement community can be the cost. Therefore, most homeowners and renters find it attractive to age in place at home in the community where friends and services are nearby. However, the cost of remaining at home can become very high in the... .........Read more

 

 

Retirement Housing: Choices for Later in Life

When it comes to retirement housing types, there are many choices. Here is an overview. As with most consumer items, 'it pays to shop'. Safety, affordability, and sustainability are the keys to making the right choice. .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Residential care options

Housing Solutions to Social Isolation

The type of housing we occupy can greatly affect not only our physical but also our mental wellbeing.

Discussion about different housing options was spirited and informed. Many participants in this Longevity Circle are members of the Avenidas Village that provides resources for people who... .........Read more

Tech to help stay at home as cognition declines

How can seniors be better served by technology? Technology can help with keeping a calendar and reminders of appointments or medication times.

And what about that senior with memory issues who wanders off from time to time? How can technology help her?

There are human implantable... .........Read more

Should I Age at Home or in an Older Adult Community?

Explorer Linda recounts her learnings from a film "The Wall" that offers ways to avoid the isolation that comes with advancing age. .........Read more

Which Retirement Living Option Works for Me?

Individual experiences and preferences raise the factors important to each one in choosing the right living situation for their future.  .........Read more

Where Should I Live in My Later Years? Why?

Explorers Shirley and AnnieScott discuss their decision to live in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and some of the pleasant surprises they found once they moved in. .........Read more

Barriers to Living Independently: EVC Explorers Discuss

The Explorers are asked to think of what could get in the way of staying independent. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Residential care options (shared by our Explorers)

 
Nursing Home Compare
 

Medicare.gov offers consumers a rating service for Nursing Homes that participate in the Medicare program.

 
 
Senior Cohousing Handbook
 

Architect Charles Durrett focuses on the creation of intentional senior cohousing communities as the active adults' alternative to aging in an assisted living facility.

 
 
Housing, subsidized senior housing, senior housing information
 

The US Department of Housing and Urban Renewal (HUD) sponsors this informative website. It is helpful to those seeking housing, especially affordable or subsidized housing, as well as family and friends who want to help in the search. It helps locate the appropriate type of housing, how to apply...

 
 
senior housing, housing choices,
 

HelpGuide.org is an online non-profit guide to mental health and well-being as well as other helpful information including a guide to choosing among senior living options. Since the choices are many, following the assessment checklist can be a real help in narrowing the field of appropriate...

 
 
Seniorly, placement, senior housing, housing search
 

Seniorly is a senior placement website that streamlines the search process and makes connections with select providers of senior housing in the California SF Bay Area.

 
 
Gerontology, Institute on Aging, senior services provider
 

Institute on Aging is a San Francisco based non-profit organization that is a resource for those seeking advice or services in the field of aging. Home Care, Care management, Financial Services, Psychological and Medical Services are available, as are an activities and arts programs and the all-...

 
 
 

A selection of available electric stove turn-off products which can help increase cooking safety for those with dementia and/or who still have good stove skills and judgment but are liable to forget occasionally. These devices come with a timer, a motion sensor, and an automatic stove shut-off...

 
 
Book, Aging in Place, Golant,Aging inthe Right Place
 

Aging in the Right Place highlights the profound influence of where older people live and receive long-term care on their ability to age successfully. It explores the many pathways to thriving in old age, ranging from aging in place (staying put) in their current homes to moving to housing and...

 
 
 

Reviews and ratings for "senior care". This site is designed to help someone who needs residentail senior care compare their options and find the best one.

They try and cover all the major living options: assisted living, independent living, continuing care communities, skilled nursing...

 

 

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