Senior Living Options: What Are They And Where Do I Begin?

There are many options available to seniors today than ever before. In the past, it was not uncommon that a senior would be living with family or living in a care home. The options were very limited.

Today, there are so many options available that it is easy to be overwhelmed and confused about the options that are right for your individual or for your loved one’s situation. There are decisions or choices to make in regards to the types of housing available, the types of care available and when that care is needed.

There are also other decisions to make such as when is the right time to move, how do I begin, what kind of care do I need today and possibly in the future, what are the costs involved, what is the right place for me or my loved one to live and enjoy life. Do I need to consider MEDICARE or MEDICAID? What is the difference?

If you choose to age in place, what do you need to do to make sure your home is safe and will accommodate your needs as you age. If you decide it is time to move, how do you begin to declutter and organize the move. If you own a home, where do you begin and what do you need to do to sell, to rent or to give to loved one. What are the tax consequences involved with each transaction?

To help you along this journey in your life, we have put together a glossary of commonly used terms that you may refer to. We have also identified the many different features and benefits for the choices that are available to you in regards to senior living communities, independent living, assisted living, home care, home health care, residential care homes, nursing homes, memory care and hospice care.

Once you have researched the various options available, we have a directory of senior living options available and a directory of experts who can further help you in your area to make an informed decision and one that is right for you. After all, not all real estate professionals are the same and knowledgeable about senior real estate transactions. Real estate professionals obtain a certification (SRES) and must maintain proficiency in this area. The same applies to attorneys, accountants and financial planners.

We also have experts available who can take your call and guide you every step of the way in this process or who can find another expert who may be better suited to help you based on your individual or your loved ones situation. We recognize there may be more than one expert who can provide you with the information you need.

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