Having a conversation about future housing arrangements for the Care recipient (cr) can be emotional and stressful for everyone involved the sooner the issue is…

Try: Having a conversation about future housing arrangements for the Care recipient (cr) can be emotional and stressful for everyone involved the sooner the issue is discussed the better off the cr will be having a conversation while the cr is still healthy is best because the cr will have control and more choices it is important to learn about the different types of cr housing and what choices may be best for the cr the following are a list of the common types of senior housing the village concept the village concept is relatively new enabling active seniors to remain in their own homes without having to rely on family and friends members of a "village" can access specialized programs and services such as transportation to the grocery store home health care or help with household chores as well as a network of social activities naturally occurring retirement communities norc like the village concept naturally occurring retirement communities enable seniors to stay in their own homes and access local services volunteer programs and social activities but tend to exist in lower income areas a norc may be as small as a single urban high rise or spread out over a larger suburban area independent living independent living is a general name for a housing complex designed for older persons other terms include retirement communities retirement homes senior housing and senior apartments these may be apartment complexes condominiums or even free-standing homes in general the housing is friendlier to older adults , it’s more compact easier to navigate and includes help with outside maintenance sometimes recreational centers or clubhouses are also available on site assisted living in general assisted living is a housing option for crs who need help with some activities of daily living including minor help with medications costs tend to vary according to the level of daily help required although staff is often available twenty-four hours a day some assisted living facilities provide apartment-style living with scaled-down kitchens while others provide rooms in some you may need to share a room unless you’re willing to pay a higher cost most facilities have a group dining area and common areas for social and recreational activities continuing care retirement facility continuing-care retirement communities ccrcs are facilities that include independent living assisted living and nursing home care in one location so seniors can stay in the same general area as their housing needs change over time the facility is designed around this idea of a continuum of care there is normally the cost of buying a unit in the community as well as monthly fees that increase as you require higher levels of care a ccrc is a good choice if the cr would want to stay in the same general facility regardless of care needs nursing homes a nursing home is normally the highest level of care for crs outside of a hospital they differ from other senior housing in that they also provide a high level of medical care a licensed physician supervises each resident’s care and a nurse or other medical professional is almost always on the premises skilled nursing care and medical professionals such as occupational or physical therapists are also available a nursing home is likely the one of the last levels of housing for the cr information references

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