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Senior Housing and Care Options

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If caring for your loved one has become too demanding or if it is just unsafe to leave the senior home alone for a period of time, it may be time to consider a new living arrangement.

Most seniors think that where they live is an all or nothing affair: stay at home or be sent to a nursing home. But to the contrary, there are a whole host of services and housing options available today that can fit a wide range of needs and life styles—including remaining in the family home.

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Multigenerational family.

More Families Living Under One Roof

Before moving a senior loved one into your home, make sure all family members buy into the idea and understand the looming expectations and challenges. Then put a plan in place that will help ensure harmony under one roof.

Home Instead CAREGiver helping a senior woman clean and organize.

Organization is Key to Helping Seniors Manage at Home

A lifetime accumulation of possessions—combined with a daily influx of junk mail, bills and newspapers—can quickly overwhelm seniors who already may be struggling physically, mentally or emotionally. Go slowly on the cleanup and consider providing a helping hand each week.

Middle-aged woman does research to find a good caregiver for her elderly parents.

Do Your Homework Before Hiring Help

Employing a caregiver for your senior loved one might be among the biggest decisions that you’ll make for him or her. By gathering the most information available, you’ll help ensure a good caregiving match.

Home Instead CAREGiver helping out an elderly man in his home.

Weighing the Pluses and Minuses of Living at Home

To stay or leave home—that’s the decision that many seniors sooner or later will face. Whatever you decide, planning ahead for the next step is a good idea. Seniors will need to carefully consider their options after evaluating all of the elements of their unique situations, including health and safety.

Long-Term Care Planning: 5 First Steps

Acknowledging that an aging loved one needs additional support, either physically or with simple tasks of daily living, is a significant step for a family. However, it is the next step that can be the most challenging: What do I do now?

Paying for Home Care: 3 Common Myths Busted (Canada)

Figuring out how to pay for eldercare can be a challenge. The majority of seniors prefer to live at home as long as possible, but they may not have considered how to cover the cost of home care.

Home: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Plan for Where You Want to Age

Research reveals that most seniors do want to age at home. Learn more about the issues of aging and what factors may help seniors decide whether to say in their longtime home or choose another place in which to age.

Slideshow: Top Five Aging in Place Home Pitfalls

Understand the common home pitfalls seniors may face as they age in place, and some ways to fix them to make home safer.

Is Multi-Generational Living for You?

Experts weigh in on considerations when determining whether families should live under one roof.

Top 10 Technologies and Products to Help You Stay Home

Understand top technologies and products that can help older adults live at home as they age.

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