How to Choose the Right Housing Option for You

There are many options for senior housingopens a new window and making the right choice for you and your family can be overwhelming.

The Housing Options Bookletopens a new window from eldercare.gov suggests you start by answering the following questions:

  • What kind of lifestyle do I want? What will my living conditions be like?
  • How important is my choice of location? How close would I like to be to family and friends, doctors, pharmacies, other medical facilities, shopping, senior centers, religious facilities, and other amenities?
  • Does my current health status require that I look for features that will help me move about more comfortably?
  • How much will the housing option cost?
  • What, if any, in ­home support services will I receive for my money?
  • Am I eligible for any publicly ­funded or subsidized services, such as Medicare or Medicaid?
  • What in ­home support services are available now, and in the future, to meet my health and social needs?
  • Have I involved family members and friends in my decision­ making, as appropriate?
  • What role will others have in making these decisions?
  • Would it be advisable for me to talk with an attorney so that I understand my rights and any legal concerns?

It's never too early to start planning for the future. For more information check out the Housing Options Bookletopens a new window and the resources below!

Helpful Resources

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