Senior citizens are lucky nowadays in that they have a plethora of living options available to them. Gone are the days when the only option for aging adults was to either stay at home or go to a nursing home. With the advances in technology and the increased need in senior living care, many investors have created amazing retirement homes and communities for senior citizens. In this article we are going to take a look at some of the most popular options that seniors have to enjoy their retirement years.
- Retirement Communities. These communities must be paid for out of pocket, but their cost is well worth. Often sprawling over tens or 100+ acres of lush greenery, retirement communities are built to ensure that retirees can enjoy their retirement years not just with peace, but also in style. Retirement communities have top of the line restaurants and chefs as part of their communities, as well as Olympic size pools with jacuzzies and state of the art gym and fitness centers. Often, seniors have to buy in at the community by paying a set fee for a home / condominium / apartment, as well as pay monthly maintenance fees to enjoy a worry-free and maintenance-free life.
- Assisted Living Communities. Those retirees who are not in their best health can take advantage of assisted living, which is the process of taking care of older adults while providing them senior housing as well. To qualify for assisted living, seniors must need help with at least 2 daily living activities, which can include eating, taking a bath, getting dressed and others. Assisted living communities are generally pretty expensive, and Medicaid / Medicare usually will not cover the services, with few exceptions depending on the state you live in.
- Memory Care Communities. There are millions of adults in the U.S. who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. These adults need specialized care and living accommodations. Memory care communities are generally part of assisted living communities. However, they specialize in taking care of adults with various forms of dementia. These communities often have specifically equipped surroundings with extra security measures to make sure that adults with dementia do not run away from the premises and are not lost. Memory care communities also have various social and mental activities which are geared towards adults with memory care issues. Dining options are generally included so that seniors do not have to worry about cooking. Maintenance is also included in these senior communities, ensuring that older adults live a worry-free retirement.
Whatever senior living option you may choose, know that in today’s world there are plenty of options for senior citizens to live and enjoy their retirement to the fullest. Pick the option that best suits your needs, budget and retirement lifestyle.