Housing Overview

  • The benefits of rehabilitation communities after a major health issue

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    If you are currently considering assisted living communities and retirement communities, it is imperative to be sure they have good rehabilitation options. Many health issues are of such a nature that a degree of rehabilitation is required. In this article, we will look at the benefits of rehabilitation and how using physical rehab services may even greatly improve your long term health, vitality and longevity!

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  • Making new friends after a move to a senior community

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    There is no doubt that moving can be a challenging event in anyone’s life.  The physical move itself can be hard, but more often moving is not as difficult as the adjustment to the new home, new locale and new neighbors.  It can mean starting over, including finding where to get your hair cut, where to take your dry cleaning, where to shop, and where to go for all your needs for everyday living.  And then there is the matter of meeting new people and making friends in your new location.  This can sometimes be easier for older people moving into a senior citizen community.

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  • A comparison of senior living housing options

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Senior living housing options can vary widely, both in the level of care offered as well as the costs involved. As our longevity increases, more and more of us will be required to consider how and where we will spend our senior years, and senior living options are a large part of this decision. While our first choice may be to age in place, or remain in our own home, this may not always be a viable option. The choice of senior living arrangements will be largely dependent upon your individual needs, preferences, and, of course, financial status, and it is important to thoroughly explore all available alternatives.

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  • The advantages of senior care housing

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Seniors who are unable, whether for physical or financial reasons, to continue living independently in their current home, will find some excellent senior care options available to them. Many seniors don’t require assisted living, yet could benefit from some level of care or support in their day-to-day lives. Most of us prefer to maintain our independence for as long as possible, so planning for senior care needs can include moving to a facility with a higher level of onsite support options. Consider your future needs—physical, medical, social, emotional and financial—when choosing your senior housing.

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  • Maintaining your lifestyle in a retirement village

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Whether you choose a retirement village, a continuing care community, or any number of other long and short-term housing options, you will want to carefully consider how you will be able to maintain your current lifestyle once you have transitioned into your retirement. Selecting your housing can be a large part of your senior living considerations, and many seniors choose a retirement village because of its cost-effectiveness.

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  • What can I expect living in retirement communities?

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    There are conceivably as many different types of retirement communities as there are meal plan options within the communities, therefore you should begin your search for the perfect senior home by considering the features you find to be the most important.  You will want to carefully consider what activities and amenities you don’t want to do without versus those that would simply be nice to have.

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  • An overview of assisted living facilities

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Assisted living facilities can be considered the best of both worlds as they provide care to over one million people each year. There can be certain challenges in selecting the best facility for your particular needs, however the services offered from one facility to the next tend to be fairly standard across the board.

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  • Are nursing homes a good option for me?

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Generally speaking, nursing homes are not a place which seniors look forward to moving into, however it’s important to know that in the past few years, the “institutional” feel of nursing homes has changed to a more home-like atmosphere.  

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  • How can I continue to live at home?

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by

    In-home senior care which offers assisted living can be an invaluable service, allowing you to remain in your own familiar senior home surroundings for as long as possible. More and more communities are realizing what valued members seniors are to their neighborhoods. Many seniors are long-term residents, and have literally helped make their community what it is today. Because of this, when the community can step up to offer assisted living help and allow older residents to age in place, everybody wins.


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  • What is senior health?

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Senior home health care offer a wide range of services which can be done in the comfort and familiar surroundings of your own home. Overall, senior home health care can be less expensive, more convenient, and every bit as effective as what you would receive in a skilled nursing facility. The ultimate goal of senior home health care is to treat your illness or injury, as well as your recovery from an illness or surgery, while helping you to regain your independence. Senior home health strives to return you to your previous level of self-sufficiency, or, in some cases, teach you to deal with a lesser level of independence.

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  • Is deeding my senior home to a family member a good idea?

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    When it comes to senior home retirement planning issues, most of the elderly want to pass their assets on to their children or heirs. They also want to be able to skirt the legal fees and delays they feel are inherent in probate. Senior home issues can get very complex, and may end up causing family issues when one family member gets upset that you chose another to deed your home to.

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  • Is elderly care a good option?

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Elderly care housing considerations can be widely varied as well as potentially complex for the average senior. Elderly care in the form of continuing care retirement communities is generally designed for healthy seniors who are attempting to ensure their future security. Continuing care communities can successfully meet the needs of seniors who don’t want to worry constantly about where—or how—they will live as they grow older, or how they will cope with a future illness or even advancing frailty.  Continuing care communities offer an ideal balance of secure elderly care with the independence and dignity you want to maintain in your golden years.

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  • Making the transition to assisted living

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    If you or your spouse have recently experienced more difficulty with the everyday activities of life, then it’s possible an assisted living facility could be a good option for your future senior housing needs. Residents in such facilities can obtain the support they need in showering, dressing, remembering medications, cleaning or running errands, while still remaining as independent as possible. While this is a decision many will find difficult, the transition to assisted living can be made easier when you take the time to find the perfect fit for your specific situation.

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  • What assistance is out there to help me find senior housing?

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by

    If you are in the market for senior housing, you should know that assistance is available, both through private grants which you can apply for on your own, as well as governmental housing aid programs. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has established special housing programs for seniors that you can take advantage of and are currently offering a wide array of funding opportunities which can allow you to stay in your home or rent an apartment.

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  • Applying for senior housing

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Senior housing generally falls into independent living, assisted living or residential nursing care facilities, although some senior housing facilities will offer all three within the same complex. Many seniors find this to be particularly appealing, allowing them to stay in the same housing complex, yet receive varying levels of care as their needs increase.

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  • What is adult daycare like?

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Adult daycare is a relatively new phenomenon, created to meet the ever-increasing need of an older society as well as caregivers who may work outside the home, generating a need for something similar to daycare for children. Adult daycare centers typically operate during the daytime hours Monday through Friday, and offer a safe and supportive environment for the elderly who may not be able to stay in their home alone.



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  • Senior care homes can help you care for a disabled adult

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Caring for a disabled adult can be incredibly difficult, often requiring senior care homes in order to give them the appropriate and necessary daily care they require. Although senior care homes can certainly become necessary for the disabled adult person, when they are required to leave their home and family, they can become extremely depressed. Additionally, the family members may have considerable guilt from putting their loved one into senior care homes because they are simply unable to provide the level of care giving needed. The decision to move a disabled adult into senior care homes can be one of the most difficult decisions that all the people involved will ever have to face. 

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  • What is senior home aging in place?

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by

    The search for the perfect senior home can be fraught with complexities ones you may have never even have thought of because it seemed so far off. But now that it’s right around the corner, a solution that is gaining popularity is known as aging in place.  In short, aging in place makes it possible for seniors to stay in the familiar surroundings of their own home, by adding the necessary resources to ensure continued health and safety.

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  • Senior housing: What are the options?

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by Admin

    Some 10 to 12 percent of the American population is over 65 years of age—a number that is expected to double in the next 25 years or so. As such, the demand for senior housing is expanding exponentially.  As we age, a large percentage of us will be faced with the prospect of revising our present living arrangements.  Seniors are anxious to find the best housing solutions for their particular situation in life, however, the sheer array of choices can be somewhat overwhelming. If you are currently thinking about long-range plans, consider these different senior housing options.   

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