Senior Living Options
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Assisted Living and Senior Communities
- Assisted Living: Information on various senior living options. From SeniorGuidance.org.
- Assisted Living Facilities: Tips from HelpGuide.org on choosing a facility and making the transition. Additional topics on Aging Well are also available.
- Compare Assisted Living: A breakdown of the different types of care facilities, as well as reviews of some of the larger companies and an exploration of features offered. Presented by ConsumerAffairs, “a private non-governmental entity.”
- Retirement Homes Near Me: Another site that lists senior living options around the U.S.
- SeniorGuidance.org: An organization that helps “find appropriate senior facilities and communities that may be of interest to seniors who are looking to retire or need special care.” Their web site lists all senior living communities in every U.S. state.
- SeniorHousingnet: Another site that lists senior living options around the U.S. Click here for Assisted Living in Seattle information.
- Senior Housing Guide: A guide to understanding options about aging in place and deciding when to transition to senior living. From Raleigh Realty.
- What is Assisted Living?: Information including services offered, types of assisted living, and state and federal regulations. Presented by SeniorCare, whose website offers a range of other informative resources.
Downsizing and Moving
- The Best Places to Live in the U.S.: Thoughts gleaned from “those providing finance to homebuyers, quality of living experts, consumer reviews, and real estate firms as the best places to live in the U.S.” From Moving Company Reviews.
- The Enlightened Guide to Helping Senior Citizens Relocate: This article “provides some guidelines for caregivers helping seniors to relocate. We explore what needs to be done before, during, and after relocating to reduce the stress and challenges associated with moving.” Presented by moveBuddha.
- A Guide to Downsizing for Seniors and Their Loved Ones: “Designed to make the downsizing process as simple as possible for seniors and their loved ones. It will help prepare both house and senior for the transition, as well as offer advice to loved ones on the duties they can help perform.” Presented by RedFin.
- Medicare for Expats: “You can enroll in Medicare from abroad once you’re eligible. However, there’s limited coverage outside of the United States. This guide helps you decide which Medicare plans are best for you and includes a moving abroad checklist.” From RetireGuide.
- Moving Tips, Tricks and Secrets for Seniors: From YourStorageFinder, which bills itself as “The #1 website to find self-storage anywhere.”
- National Association of Senior Moving Managers: An organization whose mission is “to facilitate the physical and emotional aspects of relocation for older adults, to increase industry awareness, to establish a national referral network, to enhance the professional competence of members, and to promote the delivery of our services with compassion and integrity.”
- Senior Living Guide to Downsizing and Decluttering: This guide covers types of downsizing, considerations when downsizing, creating “a system of best practices” and room-by-room decluttering “Tips and Tricks.” From Keen’s Buildings.
- Senior Citizen’s Guide to Moving: Popular moving options for seniors as well as tips on planning out your new home, how to downsize, a discussion of its emotional impact and more. From Hire A Helper.
- Senior Friendly Guide to Downsizing: You can read it online or download a printable version. Offered by GoodCall.
- Senior Moving Guide: Discusses “popular moving options for seniors, the emotional impacts of downsizing, how to stay connected in a new city and tips to use on moving day.”
- Senior Care Resources: Tips, guides and articles from A Place for Mom to make the “senior living and retirement transition as seamless as possible.”
- Ultimate Guide to Home Organization: “Organizing tips and step-by-step guide help you through organizing one room at a time.” How to Get Rid of Things also looks good. From Neighbor.com.
Home Owning and Home Sharing
- Boomer’s Ultimate Guide to Adding Value to Your Home: A list of suggestions from Improve.net.
- Can I Get a Mortgage If I’m Retired?: A short article about how a retiree may qualify for a mortgage.
- Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety: An article on Angie’s List with answers to four top home modification questions.
- Home Modifications When Moving In an Elderly Parent: Covid-19 has made many reluctant to have their loved ones in congregate living facilities. This site offers guidance on the various steps involved in bringing an elderly parent into one’s home. From Coverage.com.
- How to Deter Burglars: Keeping Potential Robbers Away From Your Home: An article with suggestions about “a number of things you can do to reduce the likelihood of your home being burglarized.” From ASecureLife.com.
- Senior HomeShares: A nationwide online housemate service that “matches elders who have more home than they need or can afford with elders on a fixed income who are looking for safe, affordable housing.”