Senior housing encompasses a variety of housing types that appeal to the elderly at different stages of their lives. It includes active adult or 55+ communities, assisted living, continuing care, retirement homes and nursing homes.
Articles About Senior Housing
- Sell or Stay? The Competition for Senior Housing
Empty nesters and seniors need different types of housing as they get older. Will economics allow you to sell your current home for a price that allows you to find another home that better suits your needs?
- Needs Assessment: The First Step When Moving To Senior Housing
Before an elder moves in to any type of senior living community, the facility should conduct a thorough, first-hand assessment of the elderly person's physical and cognitive health.
- Understanding Senior Housing Options
Understanding senior housing options will help you assess your elderly parent’s needs and make the best choice. Learn about home care, independent and assisted living, and more.
- Aging Motivates Downsizing to Another Home
Although many seniors will remodel their homes so that they can "age in place," others move to a smaller place in an active adult community, assisted living, or some other form of senior housing. The problem: At least for smaller urban homes and apartments, there will be a lot of competition.
- Choosing Senior Housing Care Based on Your Parent's Needs
When choosing senior housing care, there are many options. These tips will help you decide which options are best suited to meet the care needs of your aging parent.
- Couples Living Together in Senior Housing
Many senior housing facilities, such as assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing and memory care centers, have residences where couples can live together.
- When Home Care Isn’t Enough: Evaluating Senior Living Options
As a senior’s needs change over time, so will their housing options. Understand the role independent living, assisted living, and nursing homes play in addressing an aging loved one's needs and preferences.
- How to Safely Make a Senior’s House Merry and Bright
Safety is important when helping an elderly loved one decorate their house for the holidays. Holiday decorations can be a great addition to an elderly loved one's home. However, precautions should be taken to ensure that decorations are as safe as they are festive.
- 8 Odd Assisted Living Rules To Be Aware Of
Finding the right assisted living community for an elder can be tricky; in part because of confusing state-by-state variations in regulations. Here are 8 odd assisted living rules you need to know.
- Why Renting May Be Better than Buying for Seniors
The pros and cons of renting versus buying for aging adults, and how Charlie and I became comfortable with being renters.
- Mom Refuses to Get out of the Car on a Visit to Senior Housing
After months of discussing, arguing and pleading, your family has finally convinced mom to take a tour of an assisted living community nearby. But what do you do when she refuses to get out of the car? Here are some tips to convince a parent to get out of the car to tour assisted living facilities.