Couple Senior StrollingTransitioning to a senior lifestyle involves many matters, but for most Seniors deciding whether to remain ‘in place’ or relocate to a senior living environment is the most critical. The options for alternative environments have greatly expanded and increased over the years. The good news/bad news in this situation: there is a wide diversity of options; but the wider the diversity the more complex the process! OURSENIORS.NET understands how important and difficult making this choice can be. We can help by providing guidance and information on the senior living options in your locality. You don’t have to do it alone.

The diversity of senior living environments ranges from 55 communities, to continuing care retirement communities, to assisted living environments, to staying right at home. The options affording complete autonomy are 55 communities, senior apartments, senior condominiums, and retirement communities. Most Seniors prefer to be fully independent and these options work well for them. With the added advantage of having available services that could provide house, lawn, auto and pet maintenance as needed, a lifestyle in these environments becomes more attractive.

A continuing care retirement community is the better option for Seniors who prefer an independent lifestyle but who want to have a ‘Plan B’ in place. This environment is much the same as a regular retirement community, but, as the need for health services arises, there will be options to move to facilities within the community that specialize in providing those services.

When a Senior’s needs are better met in an environment where medical and physical assistance is readily available, options such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes are potential choices. They offer opportunities where senior people meet others for activities, not just for meals. These are definitely not the old style nursing homes and assisted living facilities where independence was left at the door. Today all good assisted living options hold true to these basic philosophies: Seniors will always be treated with dignity and respect; and, Seniors will maintain an active, engaged and independent lifestyle for as long as possible. Further, all quality assisted living establishments should provide 24 hour security and monitoring, basic nursing care, medicine dosing, and help with daily activities like dressing, bathing or toileting. Local transportation should be available as well as opportunities for individual and group recreation.

Some Seniors feel more comfortable remaining at home instead of relocating to an alternative environment. This option is well supported by in home care agencies that provide home health care and non-medical home care assistance. With the availability of senior helpers, respite care and adult day care centers, family members who participate in providing home care for their loved ones can be given much needed ‘time off’.

Senior living environments vary according to a Senior’s needs, and the process of choosing the best option is both complex and daunting. Before becoming completely overwhelmed, Seniors and their families can turn to OURSENIORS.NET for guidance. We exist to make the process of transitioning to a senior lifestyle as easy, safe and rewarding as possible, and you can rely on our expertise no matter what option you may be considering.

We offer guidance for all types of senior living environments:

  • Independent living: 55 communities, senior apartments, condominiums, and retirement communities. OURSENIORS.NET can assist in locating these environments as well as finding vetted professionals who provide non-medical services.
  • Independent living with Plan B: continuing care retirement communities. OURSENIORS.NET can help locate and vet these communities and provide information as needed.
  • Environments where medical/physical assistance is readily available: assisted living facilities, nursing homes. Call on OURSENIORS.NET for assistance locating and vetting these environments. We can answer questions such as: “Where are the licensed assisted living facilities or nursing homes near me located?” “How can I confirm they are properly licensed?” “Are there any other types of senior living near me?”
  • Remaining right at home: When extra support is needed OURSENIORS.NET can help locate and vet home health care sources. Should ‘home instead’ senior care no longer meet a Senior’s needs, you can call on us for guidance in exploring alternative environments.

Transitioning to a senior lifestyle involves many matters and the most complex is deciding which senior living environment is best. You can rely on OURSENIORS.NET for unbiased and trustworthy advice during this process, regardless of what option you are considering. We encourage you to call us for a free consultation when you have unanswered questions or just need further guidance.

The transition process also requires attention to other matters. OURSENIORS.NET is a comprehensive resource directory with listings for professional service providers as well as for senior living environment options. We can provide connections to vetted professionals in the medical, legal, banking, and realty fields, among others. To keep Seniors and their families well informed about issues important to senior living we offer a free publication, the OURSENIORS.NET Magazine. Click here to read the latest issue or to download a copy of this senior living magazine.

For further information and a free consultation, please use our toll free number and call on us today: 866-333-2657!

 

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