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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.



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.



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.



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 later stages compared to some of the alternatives.



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.



Explorer Discussions: Residential care options

Senior Living After COVID: SRC Explorers

Saratoga Retirement Community residents offer thoughtful suggestions for needed changes in group housing and services based on their experiences with congregate living during the Covid-induced restrictions to occupancy. .........Read more

Senior Living: Get Ready... Go! (or Not).

San Francisco Explorers discuss what they would like to see - or what they must do to prepare - as they consider a move to a senior living community or decide to stay at home instead.

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Assisted Living: Providence Exploration

Assisted Living by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence .........Read more

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC): Providence

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

Member Dick Congdon outlines the process that he and his wife Sheila followed in selecting a CCRC community in New Hampshire and offers tips for those considering this living option.  CCRC’s are... .........Read more

Housing Alternatives for Later in Life

Explorer Eileen tells of lessons learned when placing a relative in assisted living. .........Read more

Assisted Living: Pleasanton Alternatives

Living Alternatives were discussed with one member expressing his initial reluctance to move into a Senior Care facility (Stoneridge Creek) and his current very satisfied results.  He is very happy with his choice and pointed out the importance of the groups and social connections. Income tax... .........Read more


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Upside HoM

Upside HoM

Upside HoM is intended to offer older adults apartment living with amenities in multigenerational buildings or campus settings. Home Compare offers consumers a rating service for Nursing Homes that participate in the Medicare program.

The 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 Information for Senior Citizens (HUD)

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...


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.

Institute on Aging

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-...

Automatic Stove Turn-off Devices

Automatic Stove Turn-off Devices

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...

Aging in the 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...

Golden Reviews

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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