Even if the reason for your search for a housing for the elder is motivated by a medical condition or just a choice for a change of lifestyle, looking for a fit place to live in is still very stressful and costly, both for your family and you. But in case you have already evaluated earlier the present needs and how would these needs may alter through time, the more options for decisions you will have later on. Through identifying and knowing the several kinds of housing for the elderlies, you will be able to make good choices fit you and make sure that you will experience the best of life, with healthy and peaceful house atmosphere as you advance in age.
Growing in age is the time when several changes come to one’s life. That is why it is so important to be certain of our choices now so that we will be able to live a happy life in the future. However, we cannot generalize all elderly. Some have choices that do not fit other’s preferences as well. Yet the key to choose the best housing for you is to match it with your present status, including your health and financial needs and current way of living. Surely you will be welcoming more changes in your own home or you could also choose to transfer to an senior housing which has more social and physical supports possible. You could also choose to join a network or group of similar people whom you can share your commonalities, or transferring to a community or apartment having occupants with a lot of senior citizens.
You may be able to find below the names of the many types of senior housing, which may also differ in terminologies in every places. Yet, the differences of these types of housing is based on the level of care given to elderlies and in terms of the health care provided to them.
The first on the list is the so-called “Aging in Place”, where the elderly stays most of his time at home, so as to become more familiar with his neighborhood, and the community as well.
The “Village Concept” is the type of senior housing where members of the community has a special access to certain programs or services, including home-based medical care, transportation to stores or even assistance with chores at home.
The housing called the “Independent Living” is a specially designed house arranged particularly for elderlies.
The “Assisted living facility” is made for those elders who still need help in performing their usual daily activities, including the taking of their regular medications.
Lastly, the “Nursing home” provides the highest amount of care to elderlies, aside from the hospital.