Right housing options for seniors can only be chosen by considering the types of needs. For example, some seniors may be interested to lead active life style where as others may require assistance from family, friends or paid professionals.

HOUSING OPTIONS FOR INDEPENDENT SENIORS WITH ACTIVE LIFE STYLE
There are many options for seniors who want to live independently and continue their active life styles. You can choose as per your specific needs like staying in your own home or in age restricted retirement communities or seniors only apartments. All the above options allow independent life style where as age restricted communities and seniors only apartments are likely to offer greater social interaction with other seniors.

HOUSING OPTIONS FOR SENIORS REQUIRING CARE
Many housing communities offer additional services like transportation, emergency services linked to hospitals and police stations, hospital outpatient services, health care education, shopping and personal visits by volunteers etc.

ACCESSORY APARTMENTS
Allow you to live with a family may be close relatives or friends with separate eating, bathing and sleeping areas.

ADULT FAMILY CARE (AFC)
Homes offer to share the home with a care taker. These homes are meant for seniors who cannot live alone and are supervised by licensed sponsors.

ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES (ALR)
Provide community based facilities offering personalized support services and health care. These are licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services offering day and night services, staff being available round the clock.

CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES (CCRC)
Provide housing, services, health care including nursing home care etc.

HOME SHARING
Is a living arrangement in which two or more persons share the common areas of a house.

NURSING HOMES
Are residential facilities available for eligible persons providing round the clock supervision by licensed nurses but only on the prescription of a Physician.

RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES (RHCF)
Provides health maintenance and monitoring services under the direction of professional nurses. Separate rooms, meals, housekeeping, personal assistance, laundry, round the clock security etc, are also made available.

 
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