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. Thoughts from a cohousing pioneer. .........Read more

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

Explorer Ken seeks help in exploring the many alternatives for assisted living. .........Read more
A Tech-enhanced Life member writes in from the Internet to ask how to avoid this horrible fate. Some answers start to emerge but it needs more thought. .........Read more
Explorer Mary speaks from recent experience with her father, 91, who is looking into retirement community living, and explains how we need a different type of retirement community.. .........Read more
Explorer Geri Spieler presents some research she has done, creating a compilation of retirement lifestyles which are alternatives to the standard Assisted Living setting. .........Read more
The Explorer group discusses John's proposal that retirement communities in destination locations offer their residents the opportunity to swap places as a travel option. .........Read more
Explorer Mary tells the group that she would like to see a retirement living option in a mixed-use setting including younger people and families with children. .........Read more

 

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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 choices...
 
 
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 care...
 
 
 

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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