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When you start looking at senior living options, the number of residential care choices can be overwhelming. It may help to become familiar with the different housing terms and the levels of care that each offer. The following brief overview of senior living options will help you determine the best possible fit for yourself or a loved one.
Moving to a senior living community brings benefits like freedom from home maintenance, more social opportunities and access to wellness and fitness programs and healthcare. Senior living offers many lifestyle rewards but often within a smaller private living space when compared to residents’ previous homes.
Making a change—even for the better—is sometimes difficult to do. That’s why it’s important to talk to your aging parents about the benefits of moving to a senior living community, sooner rather than later. It’s better to have the luxury of time to move on one’s own terms than to have to make a sudden move necessitated by health needs.
As you understand the costs associated with moving to senior living in comparison to current expenses, it is helpful to be aware of financial options available to help seniors live affordably and independently in the appropriate senior living environment.