Senior living choices offer variety of benefits, care options
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Whether you're approaching retirement or considering elder care options for a relative, it's important to look at the various living options available. While many of the 78 million baby boomers will stay in their current homes or move to a smaller house to age, others will choose options such as active adult communities, independent living, assisted living and nursing homes.
For those who want to stay at home, Certified Aging in Place Specialists can help make the house more accessible and easier to navigate. Seniors who wish to stay independent embrace the social activities and other benefits of living in an active adult community or independent living community. Anyone who requires assistance with daily activities or complete care can find the support they need in assisted living communities or nursing homes.
Check the Elder Care categories on the List to get local ratings on senior housing and contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your area's aging agency to learn more about the licensing regulations since they vary by state and type of facility. To find a CAPS contractor in your area, do a keyword search on Angie's List for a "Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist."
Reporting by Emily Udell
Explore the options
Remodeling helps seniors age in place
Active adults enjoy retirement in social communities
Independent living provides services for self-sufficient seniors
Assisted living communities bring peace of mind
Nursing homes give complete care, at a cost
— Additional reporting by Staci Giordullo and Meranda Watling