Monday, December 15, 2008

Will You Be Considering Senior Housing Options?

While many of us would prefer to remain in our homes, for others the wide variety of Senior Housing alternatives seems like the wisest and most prudent thing to consider as they look towards growing older…

Just a few of the many alternatives available to us are Independent Living Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC).

Simply put, the Independent Living Facilities are designed for healthy seniors to enjoy a lifestyle filled with recreational, social and educational activities amongst other Seniors.

Assisted Living provides a combination of residential housing and personalized support services and care.

Skilled Nursing Facilities are designed for Seniors in need of 24 Hour Nursing Care.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities are residential campuses that provide the entire continuum of care – Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing Care all in one location.

While there are many factors to consider when evaluating these alternatives, some of the most important are cost to the resident, appeal of the physical environment, proximity to one’s loved ones, and excellence of care. Secondary considerations might include activities offered, social and educational opportunities and amenities provided.

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