There really is no place like home. When asked about their preference
for housing, most seniors answer, "What l would really like
to do is to stay right here." The person's own home represents
security and independence to most Americans.
Most housing, however, is designed for young. active and mobile
people. To live at home, a person must, at the very least, have
access to transportation, go shopping, cook. and do household
chores. Many of us will lose one or more of these abilities as
we grow older.
One option is to purchase in home services, to cope with declining
abilities. For a fee, an army of workers will appear to cut your
grass, wash your windows, cook your meals, do the shopping, and
even provide personal care and/or skilled nursing care. This may
be the option for you, depending on the amount of help you need.
However, this can be expensive and will require a lot of management
For people willing to relocate, there are plenty of options,
although there may be some confusion about what all the terms
mean. You may hear about "board and care homes," "personal
care homes," "life care" and "continuing care
retirement facilities." All refer 'to some type of "assisted
living" or service-oriented housing. Please select from the
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