Housing Options

Sub categories include:

As a group, the organizations listed in this sub-category are referred by consumers as "assisted living". In order to simplify your search, we have incorporated all communities offering similar services into this sub-category. Department of Health licensure type not withstanding, these communities typically offer 24 hour staffing, assistance with personal care and medications, congregate meals (usually 3 per day), transportation, housekeeping and laundry services and recreation programs. Accomodations and amenities vary among communities. We suggest you contact communities directly for specific services and more information.
These licensed adult care facilities provide specialized care geared to residents with memory impairment and a secure environment for those at risk of wandering.
Assisted Living Programs serve persons who are medically eligible for nursing home placement but serve them in a less medically intensive, lower cost setting. ALP provides personal care, room, board, housekeeping, supervision, home health aides, personal emergency response services, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical supplies and equipment, adult day health care, a range of home health services, and the case management services of a registered professional nurse.
A CCRC is a particular type of retirement community that offers several levels of health care on one campus including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation. A CCRC provides security knowing that if you need advanced care in the future you won?t have to move to another community.
An enhanced living facility is for residents who desire to continue to age in place and who are chair fast and unable to transfer, or chronically require the physical assistance of another person to transfer; require the physical assistance of another person in order to walk; require the physical assistance of another person to climb or descend stairs; are dependent on medical equipment and require more than intermittent or occasional assistance from medical personnel; or have unmanaged urinary or bowel incontinence.
The owners of independent living apartments may opt to provide support services on a contract basis to residents. Fees for these services may be incorporated into the rent or purchased separately. These services may include congregate dining, housekeeping, linen service, recreational programs and transportation. Personal care and nursing services must be purchased through an outside agency (there may be an office on site). Minimum age requirements apply. Some accept younger adults with disabilities.
Subsidized/affordable housing uses governmental resources (for example, Section 8) to supplement rental costs for residents. Eligibility is based on income and asset limitations, applications are required and waiting lists common.
NORCs (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) are designed to make services and support available that maintain and/or increase the independence of people age 60 or older within a specific geographical area-mostly found in apartment complexes, specific neighborhoods or combined. Services can include: transportation, home repair, home modification for fall prevention, scam prevention programs, assistance with housekeeping, health screenings and education and friendly visiting.
A type of housing with several houses attached to each other, typically with shared walls between units, and with exterior maintenance and landscaping provided through an association fee.
Independent housing that provides a private room, shared bath and kitchen, and common living areas.