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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