When faced with a decision about senior living, many seniors and their families find themselves in a whirlwind of information-gathering that is more daunting than at any other time in their lives. We suddenly find ourselves needing to be experts on complex issues in a very short period of time.
Fortunately, there is help. A Place for Mom, North America’s largest senior referral service, pooled its years of expertise to create this e-book called the Senior Living Planning Guide. The guide walks you through the major steps of choosing assisted living based on your specific needs and priorities.
Download the Senior Living Planning Guide and keep it with you at every stage of the process – from touring communities, to managing finances, to moving in. Here is what you’ll find in the Senior Living Planning Guide.
Senior Living Types Explained
The first part of the e-book guides you through the different types of senior living. It explains the differences between senior apartments, independent living, assisted living, memory care, and the entire continuum of care one may need. It also includes a glossary of common terms for your reference as you move through the transition into senior living. With this quick reference by your side, you can confidently discuss various living arrangements and take notes about which one suits you best.
For Active, Healthy Seniors – you’ll know the differences between 55 and over apartments vs independent living facilities.
For Seniors Who Need Daily Support – we compare assisted living, residential care homes, memory care and nursing homes.
For Seniors Who Live at Home – there are options for home care, respite care and adult day careUnderstanding the fundamental differences between each senior living type will help you focus on more important issues, like location, amenities and services at any given community.
Paying for senior care is often the primary deterrent in making a decision – and with good reason. There are many things to consider, and often these issues are not discussed with other family members. The Senior Planning Guide helps you have those conversations.
What does senior living actually cost? Many people are surprised at how affordable senior care really is, particularly when comparing the cost of living at home.
How does one pay for senior care? Despite common understanding, there are many ways to pay for senior living. Here are some popular methods: