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Housing Choices for Older Adults
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- Housing Choices for Older Adults
There are an increasing number of residential options for seniors and many options will allow you to stay where you are now living. Options include in-home services, living with a relative, and facilities designed to meet the needs of seniors. These facilities vary in the level of support they offer, from providing security and social activities to providing twenty-four hour nursing care.
Factors that will affect your housing options include availability, funding, and time. Many facilities have long waiting lists so planning ahead of time is very important. Careful budgeting is also necessary, as additional costs of senior care can burden those on a fixed income. If you decide on an assisted living or care home option, you may have to contact facilities yourself. This may take some time, but since you know your needs best, it will be critical that you stay involved. It is never too early to plan for a more intensive level of care, even if you do not need it today.
Housing Options for Older Adults: A Guide for Making Housing Decisions
This booklet provides an overview of the types of housing available to older adults and highlights some personal and legal issues to consider in making housing decisions. Provided by Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawai`i (HCDCH)
The Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawai`i website lists a number of programs and comprehensive resources available to consumers seeking to buy or rent housing.
ElderCare provides an overview of living options for seniors, from living at home to supported living and retirement homes. It also provides checklists to help weigh your options for care and hosts online support groups.
Residential Options for Hawaii’s Seniors
A guide for understanding your housing choices and how to know what is right for you or your family. Published in 2005 by the Hawaii Association of Case Managers with funding by a grant from The Atherton Family Foundation.
Last Updated on 12/15/2010