Have you recently decided to sell your home and moving into a more senior supportive environment? Choosing housing that meets your family’s current needs and future needs can be a demanding. So, what housing options are available?
Retirement or Age-Restricted Communities
- Designed for seniors who are physically able to care for themselves
- 55 and older (additional restrictions may be applicable)
- Often offers: housecleaning, laundry, transportation
- Holiday Retirement in Hawaii Kai
Assisted Living Arrangements – support services in community setting
- Accepts residents who may have medical problems, but do not require 24/7 care
- Often offers: Healthcare/personal services (bathing, grooming, dressing) & meals
- Costs will vary due to the different services offered
- Plaza Hawaii
- 24-hour care with doctors and nurses on staff
- Resemble a hospital setting
- Rarely covered by Medicare/most insurance plans
- Required to meet federal government standards
Continuing Care Retirement Communities – continuum of care
- Offers a variety of senior living options: independent, assisted living, nursing care
- Residents can feel reassured to enter at any level of care they may or may not need
Now that we’ve covered the different options of senior housing – you can decide what option may be best for you.
- What level of care is needed (if any)?
- Consider the financials – contact your elder law attorney and financial planner
- Lastly and most importantly – visit the senior housing options!