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Weigh Your Senior Living Options
You’re not just looking for a place to live. You want a place to call home – where you can meet new friends, where you feel safe, where the staff knows you and your individual health and wellness needs. One of our Elder Care Alliance communities could be that place.
You will have questions. Lots of them. Here’s a few we hear often, with some basics for you to consider.
What are my options for senior living?
There are several types of lifestyles and levels of support in senior living:
Skilled Nursing and Short- or Long-Term Rehabilitation
Is it time for assisted living?
The realization that it is no longer best for you to live at home can be a challenging and emotional journey. Changes often happen gradually, so paying attention to even the smallest shifts that impact quality of life is important.
Ideally you can explore your senior living options before an emergency or health crisis arises. This gives you time to choose the best community for you and plan for any financial changes and emotional impact required by such a move.
Here are signs it may be time for assisted living:
- Slow recovery or complications from an illness
- Difficulty managing day-to-day activities
- Noticeable weight loss or weight gain
- Loss of ability to drive, car accident or near-accident
- Increased isolation
- Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
- Inability to manage a chronic health condition
- Inability to properly manage medications
- Loss of mobility
- Signs of neglecting regular household maintenance
- Macular degeneration
- Signs of memory loss
Which community is right for me?
There are five beautiful senior communities throughout California that are part of the Elder Care Alliance family of senior living. Each one has a unique personality and is part of the fabric of the larger community and neighborhood in which they are situated.
How will I pay for assisted living?
Some long-term care insurance covers assisted living to varying degrees, but individuals pay for what insurance may not. Every situation is unique, but assisted living can be affordable, and there are resources available that may help cover the costs. To learn more about financial assistance options, start by exploring the resources listed here.
Private Funding for Assisted Living
Family Giving and the IRS Gift Tax Exemption
Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-term care insurance: This insurance can be added to your current plan to help prepare for the future.
Government-Assisted Living Benefits
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