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Resources for those Considering
Senior Living

One of the most important issues most people will face is how to make the transition to senior living. Guide to Elder Care outlines some important resources to consider if you or a loved one finds moving into a retirement community, assisted living facility, or nursing home necessary.

What Are My Options?

When it comes to senior care, you should remember that one size does not fit all. Different options exist for different situations. These resources will help you understand the many choices available to you and your loved one:

● First, make sure you know all about the major types of senior care.

● Only consider well-reviewed and reputable senior living options.

● After developing a list of potential care centers, make sure they are properly licensed and registered with your state.

● Learn some techniques to avoid making a decision under stress.

How Do I Pay for Senior Living Care?

One of the greatest challenges when it comes to providing appropriate care for seniors is how to pay for it. Cost is a major factor, so here are some resources that address that issue:

● First, remember that where you live has a major impact on elder care costs.

● Be sure you understand what costs Medicare and Medicaid do and do not cover.

● Familiarize yourself with the variety of ways to pay for assisted living.

● If you plan on leaving someone an estate, think about how to preserve your assets.

● You may be able to pay for senior living through the sale of your home.

Are There Activities and Programs for Seniors?

One of the most important factors in choosing senior care is the availability of programming and activities for seniors. The worst thing anybody can do, regardless of age, is sit around without mental or physical engagement. Consult these resources for ideas about what you or your loved one can do to stay active in their retirement or nursing home:

● For starters, be aware of what programming is usually available at care centers.

● Some facilities offer tai chi, a gentle form of exercise that can improve balance, strength, and range of motion, as well as overall well-being.

● Activities involving music can be rewarding for people in any situation, and particularly so for seniors with memory loss.

● If you are concerned about COVID-19 and related health issues, think about what kind of online activities are available.

There are a lot of factors associated with caring for older people, and the decision to transition to a retirement or assisted living center is not one to be taken lightly. However, being aware of your options, including ways to pay for care and to keep the senior in your life active, can make the experience a lot less stressful and confusing.