Housing Options for Senior Citizens

Families often find themselves with many options to pursue when needing to make a decision on housing for their senior family member. We have broken the choices down into six possibilities.

  1. Senior living communities cater to self-sufficient seniors who need no hands-on care. These are facilities with fully equipped private apartments, and offer a wide range of physical and intellectual activities for the residents.
  2. Assisted Living Communities provide housing to seniors who need help with some daily tasks, but don’t require skilled nursing care. These private apartments offer assistance with medications, daily living activities, meals and housekeeping.
  3. Group Homes are regular private homes adapted to accommodate the care of a certain amount of residents. The services are generally the same as in assisted living facilities in a more intimate setting.
  4. Nursing Homes are for seniors who need 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. Seniors in this facility usually suffer from severe physical or mental conditions and are in need of daily skilled nursing care.
  5. Home Care is for seniors who are able to remain in their homes but need some minor assistance with daily living activities. More than 7.6 million Americans are currently receiving home care.
  6. Respite Care refers to a short-term stay in a senior community. This type of care is given when the caregiver needs to travel or needs a break. It also is used as a trial to ease the senior into life at a senior community.

Our social workers are very knowledgeable, and will help you with these difficult decisions.  Call us at the Kabb Law Firm: 216-991-KABB (5222).