Welcome To Retirement Housing

One of the most important decisions older adults make is their choice of housing.  Their future contentment, comfort and even safety may depend on careful consideration of all the housing options available to them.  Fortunately, an array of housing options and living arrangements can meet the needs of those who are aging.  Understanding what the options are and the needs they fill is the first step in making a wise choice.

Many will want to stay in a cherished home for as long as possible – but will make some changes to make it safer and more comfortable.  Others will seek a group setting, where companionship and planned activities fill the day or where in-home support services may be easier to obtain.

Housing appropriate for one older adult may be completely unacceptable for another. An older person who needs assistance may require a different type of housing than one who can live independently.  What’s most important is matching, as closely as possible, housing and living arrangements with an older adult’s needs and desires.

If you are beginning to think about your options, or need to make a decision in the near future, this booklet can help you.  It can increase your understanding of your housing choices – and help you make informed housing decisions.  This site provides an overview of the many housing options now available.  It also discusses key benefits and challenges to consider for each housing option and describes the primary legal considerations relevant for each option.

It helps to know beforehand that the terms for housing options for older adults can be very confusing.  In some cases, no standard “vocabulary” clearly distinguishes one housing type from another.

An example is the term “assisted living.”  There is not a standard definition for this term. In some states, where assisted living is not licensed or regulated, the term may be used very loosely.  Facilities in these states may not provide the services usually associated with assisted living.  In other states, the term is used to describe a specific type of housing option.  Those investigating various housing options should make sure they have confirmed all the features and services offered by a provider.

Welcome to your best online resource for finding retirement housing, retirement communities, active adult communities, senior lifestyles, and senior living. Are you looking for new maintenance-free homes in retirement communities where you can relax and enjoy a care-free senior lifestyle? Or do you want to experience the energetic senior living options available in today's active adult communities? Whatever senior living choice or lifestyle option you desire, you're sure to find it here!

Take your time and browse the retirement communities, active adult communities and other senior housing options available today. We offer a starting point with links to some of the best places to live and enjoy your senior lifestyle.

Families have so many choices to make when they search for retirement housing. With so many senior housing options available, it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed by all the different kinds of communities. It’s important to learn the differences between the many elder care solutions that are out there so you can make the right choice for your family.


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