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Other Care Options

Today there are more options than ever before for seniors who need help living in their homes or can no longer live alone safely. We've compiled articles that take a comprehensive look at the variety of options available to seniors in need of assistance.

Staying at Home with a Little Help

Sometimes it's just a matter of asking for help. We have a number of ideas—like forming a team by enlisting friends, neighbors and church members—as well as suggestions for local agencies and services that can assist with daily activities. Of course there are non-medical and companion caregivers for hire, and here you'll find topics such as agencies versus independent caregivers, liability issues, costs and handling of paperwork.

Communities, Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

Learn what age-restricted, continuing-care, and shared-living communities and other housing options have to offer in terms of lifestyle, services and costs. We also provide a step-by-step guide to help you through the highly emotional decision to move your family member to assisted living or a nursing home, as well as tips for the logistics of such a move.

Articles, Resources & Videos

ALFs Strong in Recession, But More Seniors Opting for Home

Assisting Living Facilities are one popular living option for older adults. They come with many advantages. But surveys typically reveal that seniors prefer to age in the comfort of their own homes.

Age-Restricted Communities One Option for Senior Living

Seniors today have many living options, among them communities that are designed specifically for older adults. And yet, the majority of Americans still say they want to age in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, even if they need a little extra help.

Seniors Can Enlist Help of Others for Day-to-Day Business

Support is available for seniors who need help with daily activities such as shopping. Older adults need only ask.

Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help

When your parents or other older family members start struggling with everyday tasks, hiring a home care aide can help them remain in their home

Planning a Move to Assisted Living or a Nursing Home

The decision to move -- whether to an independent living community, assisted living community, or nursing home -- is only the beginning of what can be a long and challenging journey

Nursing Homes Not the Only Care and Housing Option

Over the past 10-15 years the number of housing and care options for seniors has grown as the baby boomer population has aged. Each option comes with its benefits, but not all options

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