Buying Advice

Housing Options for Seniors

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

Nursing Homes 

  • 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!
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Gandhi m gutta

June 26, 2021

I am 80 y old and my wife is 76. My wife is disabled with Parkinson’s disease uses motorized wheel chair to around. Our son moved to Eva beach area 4 months back. We live in Florida and we have a condo in oak Brook in Illinois also. Since our son moved from oak Brook area we are considering to move to Honolulu to be close to our son and his family. We prefer small 2 bed room and 2 bath single family home with good weather and views. We both drive. Our son is a doctor and I retired as a surgeon in va . I a has Hawaii medical license. We can not climb stairs. We like to do some gardening. We are not restaurant users . My wife likes to cook. We are planning to visit our son from 7-14-21 and return to chicago 7-21-21. If possible we like to see some properties before we decide.

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