How much do you currently spend to live in your home? How does that compare to the cost of a retirement community? Most people are aware of what they spend for a mortgage or utilities but fail to take into account all the other expenses they incur, living at home.
Senior Resources Available
For many people, the overriding concern with moving into a retirement community is the finances. How much can I afford? Are there any kinds of benefits available? What about long-term care insurance?
This portion of the website is devoted to providing information about these issues. In addition to the information provided, we suggest you talk to a financial advisor, insurance agent or Veteran's Administration office to get additional details.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following list of frequently asked questions about assisted living/personal care, retirement living, and services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other memory impairments may be helpful in making a decision about one of these senior living options for you or your loved one.
Choosing a Community
Living a senior lifestyle today is not as easy as it used to be. A few decades ago, it was simple - when Mom and Dad needed extra attention they simply moved in with the kids. Today, senior citizens are more active than ever before. Seniors want to remain independent for as long as possible, but they still want the safety net, just in case health problems arise. The question remains - What type of retirement community is right for you?
Selecting a retirement community can be a daunting task, not just for the senior at hand but for all family members involved. The most important thing to remember is to take your time exploring the many retirement living options available today. Choosing the retirement community most compatible with you becomes simple when you are armed with basic information about yourself.
When selecting a retirement community have a few things available, such as age, health, religious preference, marital status, financials, and interests. By having your personal checklist on hand, this will help you in deciding which community is equipped to best serve you.
Where You Live Matters
The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) has a helpful compilation of resources available at whereyoulivematters.org.