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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

Senior Housing Options

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Aging is a time of adaptation and change, and planning your future housing needs is an important part of ensuring that you continue to thrive as you get older. Whether your search for senior housing is prompted by a serious medical condition or the desire for a lifestyle change, finding the right place to live can be challenging and stressful for both you and your family. However, the earlier you assess your current needs and how those needs may evolve over time, the more choices and control you’ll have.

Of course, every older adult is different, so the senior housing choice that’s right for one person may not be suitable for you. The key to making the best choice is to match your housing with your lifestyle, health, and financial needs.

This may mean modifying your own home to make it safer and more comfortable, or it could mean moving to a housing facility with more support and social options available on site. It could even involve enrolling in a network of like-minded people to share specialized services, or moving to a retirement community, an apartment building where the majority of tenants are over the age of 65, or even a nursing home.

By learning about the different types of senior housing available, you can make the choice that’s right for you and ensure you enjoy a happy, healthy, and fulfilling home environment as you age.

HelpGuide.org International ( https://www.helpguide.org/ ) provides a series of excellent review articles that cover 7 senior housing options

  1. Aging in Place (home)

  2. Independent Living

  3. Assisted Living Facilities

  4. Adult Day Care Services

  5. Nursing Homes

  6. Respite Care

  7. Hospice and Palliative Care

As well as useful insights regarding Help and Support for Family Caregivers

 

Both HelpGuide and the site are based in and hosted in the United States. HelpGuide makes no representation that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access the site from outside the United States, please understand that the site may contain references and/or links to products and services that are not available or are prohibited in your jurisdiction.

The review articles are however broadly applicable internationally, and will provide all users with valuable insights and perspectives.

Aging in Place
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1. Aging in Place

Want to age in place? Learn about the many home care services that can help you stay in your own home and maintain your independence as you get older.

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Independent
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2. Independent Living for Seniors

Interested in moving to a retirement home, independent living facility, or senior living community? Explore your options and learn how to make the best choice for your needs.

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Assisted
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3. Assisted Living Facilities

Is an assisted living home right for you? Find tips for choosing the right facility and making the transition easier.

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Day Care
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4. Adult Day Care Services

Adult day care offers a stimulating social environment for older adults while giving caregivers a vital break. Start exploring your options and find the best center for your needs.

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Nursing Homes
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5. Nursing Homes

Is a nursing home right for you or a loved one? This guide can help you choose a skilled nursing facility or convalescent home that fits your needs.

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Respite
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6. Respite Care

Caregiving for an elderly, ill, or disabled family member is a demanding job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Finding respite care services can provide a vital break.

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Hospice
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7. Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care can improve the quality of life at the end of life. These tips can help you find the best care.

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Family Caregiving
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Family Caregiving

As a caregiver, you face many responsibilities. But with the right tools and support, you can overcome challenges and make caregiving more rewarding—for both you and the person you’re caring for.

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Thorny Issues

This is one of several topics presented in the Thorny Issues sector of this toolkit

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