There are many programs that help seniors with housing needs, senior housing options, medical care, home care, home health and hospice. Don’t forget about professional and community resources from senior specialty realtors and your local senior center that include independent, assisted living, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation communities.
Services and programs can help seniors age well, enjoy life and remain independent as long as possible.
Senior services provide resources for housing options, emergency services, health & wellness and caregiver support. Many programs assist in locating federal, state and local programs that address needs for seniors, their families and caregivers.
Many Senior Citizens Live On Fixed Incomes.
Social Security and a possible pension isn’t always enough to pay for living expenses and housing. Many older Americans seek low-income senior housing, senior villages and government assistance to live more comfortably.
Baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011. By 2030, people age 65 and older will reach 71.5 million. Many will need affordable living options, health and medical coverage and safety and security resources.
Nine out of ten Americans 65 and older are receiving Social Security. The average monthly Social Security benefit is around $1,200. Many receive much less than that.
There are numerous options available for housing including local, state and federal programs. Find senior housing, how to qualify and apply, and the types of housing available with our links below.
You can find some great resources here:
A Guide to Downsizing for Seniors and Their Loved Ones
Should You Own or Rent a Home in Retirement?
How to Deter Burglars: Keeping Potential Robbers Away From Your Home
Elderville.org. A resource guide for everything related to seniors
HUD Senior Living Guide: What You Should Know
Insulating Your Home: Weatherstrip and Insulation Tips
Questions About Senior Living and Where To Find Help:
- When can I retire?
- Where do I want to live?
- Should I move into an apartment or condominium?
- Do I want to live in a senior community with people my age?
- Are there home safety and security issues in my current home?
- Should I move in with family?
- Will I need home health care, assisted living or a nursing home?
Types Of Senior Housing
Elderly care emphasizes the social and personal requirements of seniors who will need some assistance with daily activities, but who desire to age with dignity. Housing, services, activities, employee training and such should be customer centered. A large amount of elderly care facilities fall under type of housing.
Nursing homes are a type of residential care that provide around-the-clock nursing care for elderly people. Nursing homes also provide short-term rehabilitative stays following a surgery, illness or injury. Memory care, physical therapy and speech therapy are also available. Nursing homes offer other services such as planned activities and daily housekeeping services. Nursing homes may also be referred to as skilled nursing or a long-term facility.
Retirement community is a residential complex designed for older adults who are generally able to care for themselves. Assistance from home health care agencies is usually in these communities. Activities and socialization opportunities are often organized daily. Some communities are age-restricted or residents must be partially or fully retire and the many offer shared services or amenities.