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  • Chapel

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Taking a Closer Look at Senior Living Options

Everybody gets to a point in their life where either yourself or a loved one just cannot live on their own anymore and senior apartments are something that needs to be further researched. A senior living apartment is something that can be beneficial for someone needing a little extra care and attention but also still maintaining a comfortable level of independence. Fortunately, there are many different options available for someone in need of this type of service.

For people with limited income who can't afford to live extravagantly, low income senior housing is a great option. Basically this is just a way for older people who do not have much money to be able to afford senior living arrangements. To qualify for low income housing, one would have to apply through HUD or another government subsidizing program. Anyone 65 and older with limited income, whether receiving social security benefits or not, may be accepted and qualify provided income does not exceed the minimum requirement. Once someone is informed that they qualify for low income housing, some of the options available include, senior living apartments, retirement communities as well as assisted living facilities. 

Another popular option to explore if you are looking for senior living arrangements would be active adult communities. Active older adult communities are more of an independent living community where townhouses, single family homes and condominium homes are usually where you would reside. It is more of an active and community type feel, where various activities and social interactions are encouraged. There are two types of active adult communities, age restricted communities and age targeted communities. Age restricted communities only allow for residents to be age 55 and older, age targeted communities are more lenient on the age allowed for residency however, the older generation is encouraged or "targeted". 

The final senior living option to be explored is 55 retirement communities. In a 55 retirement community one would be given independence much like the active adult communities the only difference would be that the residents would have to be at least fifty five years old. Most 55 retirement communities include an array of various social activities and recreational events that the residents have exclusive access to. Things like swimming, arts and crafts, bingo, shuffleboard, senior exercise classes are just a few activities that might be offered in a 55 retirement community. Communities such as this are great for people who are looking for a more active life and want more interaction with other people similar in age. 

All of these senior living arrangements discussed are great options for someone seeking a living situation with little stress and great enjoyment. Whether it is a financial decision and low income senior living facilities are on the radar or it is just simply a decision to simplify life and find a community to retire in, senior living facilities are a great option to explore. Time is valuable, that is why it is never to early to start researching and planning for the future, senior living options included.