With many types of senior citizen housing available it can be difficult to make a confident, final decision on what is best for you or your loved one. If you neglect to answer all the appropriate questions you may end up making the wrong choice.
Common Questions About Senior Citizen Housing
1. What types of senior citizen housing are available? Among the most common questions, this one can also be the most difficult to answer. Options include but are not limited to: senior apartments, subsidized senior housing, retirement communities, and continuing care communities.
2. Do I qualify for subsidized senior housing? Depending on your income you may qualify for subsidized senior housing. For more information, including eligibility requirements, contact a property that offers subsidized senior housing and/or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
3. Are you interested in particular features or activities? For example, retirement communities are known to offer everything from a gym to a clubhouse and much more. If these are the types of features you are looking for, your options will be more limited.
4. Are you able to live 100 percent on your own, without any outside help? Many seniors do not need ongoing assistance with their daily life. Others, though, should consider a continuing care community that offers a variety of services from transportation to daily care and much more.
5. How much does it cost? This is by far one of the most common questions asked about senior citizen housing. Unfortunately, there is no “solid” answer. As you can imagine, subsidized senior housing will cost much less than a condo in a posh retirement community. The good thing is that many options allow you to find something affordable.
When looking for the right senior citizen housing, answer these questions before making a final decision.