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Senior Housing Location & Placement Services

As a home care and placement services company, we want to be the one place people can turn to get the answers they need.  We want to be a trusted advisor and a resource center for those who do not know where to go.  Over our 20 years in this industry, we have been recognized for providing unmatched support and value and for creating effective, quality, and innovative community-based long-term care support programs for the community we serve.

We recognize that our staff, with all their hard work and dedication, is the single most important key to our success and we strive every day to find better ways to support and show appreciation towards our staff. Our employees enjoy a family-friendly office environment that offers flexibility in a low stress, low-pressure environment. This in turn, allows our clients to experience the best in customer service.

We understand that finding the perfect housing option for older adults can be overwhelming. That’s where our placement service comes in at no cost to you.

Our dedicated team of professionals is here to guide you and your loved ones through this important transition. With our expertise and extensive network of senior living communities, we provide personalized assistance in finding the ideal housing solution that suits your unique needs and preferences. Whether you’re seeking independent living, assisted living, memory care, or nursing homes, we have the knowledge and resources to match you with the right community. We take the stress out of the search, offering guidance, information, and support every step of the way.

Trust our Senior Placement Services to help you navigate this new chapter and discover the perfect home for your loved ones.

There are many housing options available for seniors. One of the most significant decisions an individual can make is to move from their home into a facility that provides more support and services.  It can be an even more difficult decision for an aging family member who has lived in the same home for many years. Before deciding, consider the following issues:

  • Stability of the old and new neighborhood.
  • Proximity to children or grandchildren.
  • New facility’s compatibility to senior’s needs and/or abilities.
  • Stairs and other accessibility issues.
  • Cost to maintain old home versus cost of living in new facility.
  • Availability and accessibility of transportation and medical care.

Types of Senior Housing

ECHO Housing

Elder Cottage Housing Opportunities (ECHO) refers to accessory units and mother-in-law flats that allow a person to share a single-family home with another person or family.  These flats are designed using universal design criteria that make them suitable for those with disabilities or age-related challenges.  These pre-fabricated units can be added to or removed from an existing structure as needs change.

Active Adult Communities

These are age-restricted housing developments created for seniors who enjoy participating in various physical and social activities.  This type of community attracts people who want to own their own homes in an environment that offers many amenities for seniors.

Independent Community Living

These are typically apartments that only accept people over a certain age – usually 55. The apartments are found in many communities.  Some are under federal housing guidelines and will only accept low-income seniors, but most are privately owned and operate much like an apartment complex. A growing trend in these apartment complexes is to provide services that typically are not found in apartment buildings – like an on-site activities program, van services, and meals in a communal dining room.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

These are communities where a continuum of care levels is offered (also known as Lifecare Communities).  They are designed to provide active seniors an independent lifestyle while enjoying the privacy of their own home.  Coordinated social activities, dining, and healthcare are provided as needed.  

Some communities may require the purchase of Long Term Care Insurance as criteria for acceptance.  Typically the insurance premiums are built into the purchase price and monthly fees.  Additional fees may provide for:  meals, scheduled transportation, housekeeping, unit maintenance, linen and personal laundry, health monitoring services, utilities, coordinated social activities, emergency call monitoring, and around-the-clock security. 

Many of these types of communities require an entrance fee that may or may not be refundable, and this fee may be substantial in some cases.  Therefore, it is imperative that the financial stability of the facility be thoroughly investigated.  Although these facilities may help one “age in place,” inquire as to where a resident would be relocated if the nursing center became full or unavailable.  Many reputable CCRC’s contracts with rehabilitation centers in the event they cannot keep the resident on site.

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Types of Contracts:

  • Extensive Agreement: Provides residents with lifetime healthcare without increasing the monthly fee when care is provided.
  • Modified Agreement: Offers access to health care at discounted rates that are lower than fee-for-service.
  • Fee-For-Service Agreement: Residents may initially pay a lower monthly service fee and are responsible for additional healthcare costs.

Assisted Living

These facilities provide professionally managed personal and health care services in a residential environment.  Assisted living facilities are appropriate for individuals who may no longer be safe living in their own homes but do not need the level of service provided in a nursing home.  The older adults who live in these facilities are often dealing with physical and functional disabilities.  Some assisted living facilities may offer a secure unit that provides services for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  

These facilities are generally private pay (meaning that neither Medicare nor Medicaid covers the costs).  They typically provide non-medical care and do not provide 24-hour medical supervision or nursing care.  Some facilities may offer respite care to give a break for at-home caregivers.  Respite care can also be an excellent way to introduce a senior to the assisted living environment.

It is important to compare fees and services.  An all-inclusive fee may seem expensive, but when the costs of additional services in a fee-for-service arrangement are added up, an all-inclusive agreement may be a lower-cost option.

Your Family is Our Family

No family should experience the stresses of aging without the needed information to make the best decision. Our Certified Senior Advisors® are dedicated to providing compassion, dedication, professionalism, and advice to give the reassurance we all need when helping our loved ones. 

Contact us today to start the conversation on how our core values and philosophy of care can help you and your family.
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More About Senior Housing Options

By researching the different types of senior housing options, seniors and their families can make informed decisions that best suit their needs and budget. Knowing the differences between the available options can help ensure that seniors are comfortable, safe, and able to enjoy their golden years. Whether it’s an independent living community, an assisted living facility, or in-home care services, there are plenty of senior housing options available.

Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Housing

What is the average cost of senior housing?

The average cost of senior housing varies according to the type of residence, location, and services provided. Generally, it’s estimated that seniors can expect to pay between $1,500 and $3,500 per month for independent senior living. That said, the cost can be higher, with some assisted living communities ranging from $3,500 to $10,000 per month. In addition, costs for nursing homes can range from $5,000 to $15,000 per month. As such, it is important to research and compare the different housing options available to seniors before making a final decision.

How do I know if my loved one is ready for senior housing?

Deciding if a loved one is ready for senior housing can be a difficult task. It is important to assess their physical and mental health, as well as their overall lifestyle. It may be helpful to talk to their doctor, as well as other family members, to best determine if senior housing is the best option. Signs that they may be ready can include a decrease in their ability to perform daily activities, such as cooking, cleaning, or bathing. Other indicators can include a decline in their mental health or a lack of social interaction. Ultimately, it is important to take the time to assess all the options and make sure that your loved one is making the best decision for their individual needs.

How do I determine which type of senior housing is best for my loved one?

When deciding which type of senior housing is best for a loved one, it’s important to consider their individual needs, preferences, and budget. Consider factors such as whether they need help with daily activities like cooking, cleaning, and bathing; if they require medical care or need access to a doctor; what type of living space they prefer; and whether or not they want to remain active in a social setting. By taking the time to review all of these factors, it’s possible to find a senior housing option that meets the needs of the individual and their family.

What additional services are provided with senior housing?

Most senior housing options provide a range of additional services that improve quality of life and make the experience more enjoyable. From meal delivery to recreational activities, these services can make a big difference in the day-to-day life of a senior. For instance, many senior housing facilities offer laundry services, transportation services, and access to on-site health care professionals. Additionally, many also provide entertainment options such as movie nights, exercise classes, and in-house library access. Ultimately, the additional services available can help seniors find comfort and joy in their new home.

Memory Care Units

Moving away from nursing homes, memory care units are another popular senior housing option for those suffering from cognitive decline or memory loss. These specialized living facilities provide a safe and secure environment that is designed to meet the individual needs of residents. Memory care units are equipped with specialized care plans and a staff of trained professionals who are dedicated to providing the best quality of life for those who reside there.

Memory care units also provide a range of amenities and activities that are designed to engage and enrich the lives of residents. Activities may include arts and crafts, music and dance, recreational outings, and other social activities. Additionally, memory care units offer a variety of therapies that are tailored to the needs of individuals. These therapies may include cognitive stimulation, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. By providing specialized and individualized care, memory care units can help individuals maintain a high quality of life despite memory loss.

Nursing Care Facilities

These facilities provide care for individuals who need ongoing medical care but do not need to be hospitalized. The care is directed by a physician and is administered by nursing or other related professionals. These facilities provide 24-hour medical supervision and offer rehabilitation, sub-acute, respite, and other short term needs.   

For Medicare to pay for nursing home costs, a patient needs to have stayed at least three days in a hospital and have a improving condition.  Medicare will pay for most skilled nursing care costs for up to 100 days (see Medicare chapter for details).  Other funding sources for nursing home costs include individual health insurance, Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance, and personal funds.  The social worker and nursing home administrator can help determine what is covered, by whom, and for how long.  When looking for a nursing home, tour several facilities, and inquire about their specific costs.

In-Home Care Services

You or a loved one can receive personalized care in the comfort of your own home with in-home care services. These services can be tailored to the individual’s specific needs, allowing seniors to live independently and age in place. In-home care with Talem Home Care offer a variety of services, such as assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), medication reminders, and transportation to medical appointments. A professional caregiver will assess the senior’s needs and create a custom plan to meet their individual needs.

For seniors who need long-term or ongoing care, in-home care services can provide an alternative to memory care units. Caregivers can help seniors with activities such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry. They can also assist seniors with personal hygiene and provide companionship. In-home care services are available for a few hours a day or on a 24-hour basis, depending on the individual’s needs. Caregivers are also available for overnight stays and live-in services. With in-home care, seniors can remain at home and receive the care and support they need.

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