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If you are new to all the lingo for senior living and senior care options, just click on the image above to see a graphic representation of all the different types of senior care options.

Whether you’re a boomer, a senior or a caregiver with aging parents, finding the right senior lifestyle option is easier than ever. Could your parents or grandparents ever imagine how many senior living options there would be today, all easily searched for with a click of a mouse? With so many choices, you will undoubtedly need help along the way from the experts, and we are here to help you!

Perhaps the biggest decision you have to make is where to retire. Senior living communities dot all 50 States and Washington D.C., and there’s always the option of retiring abroad. Other considerations are your health, financial status, and lifestyle preferences. If you’re healthy and active, independent living or co-op housing may be the perfect option. If you need help with certain activities of daily living consider an assisted living facility. If you’re searching for nursing care for a loved, we can help you find the best nursing home.

Not everyone can afford the costs of a private facility. For these instances, we created our extensive HUD-sponsored senior housing guide for low income seniors. And if you’re just not ready to leave the comfort of your home yet, personal care and home care are relatively inexpensive options.

Below are articles about lifestyles for seniors.

Where should I retire? This question has as many different answers as there are people asking. But before we get to the where let’s look at a few important factors that will help you narrow your search. Some of these are…

    • Best Places To Retire – Where Should I retire? This question has as many different answers as there are people asking. But before we get to the where let’s look at a few important factors that will help you narrow your search.
    • The Guide To Being A Baby Boomer – They’ve arrived. In 2011, that first round of Baby Boomers—those Americans born between 1946 and 1964—turns 65. From now until 2030, 10,000 Baby Boomers each day will hit retirement age. Millions will begin…
    • How To Select an Independent Living Community – To see a list of Independent living facilities, enter your desired area (zip, city, or full address) and then click on the independent living button at the top to see only independent living facilities in your area.
    • How To Find the Best Assisted Living Community – To see a list of assisted living facilities, enter your desired area (zip, city, or full address) in the search bar above and then click on the ‘Assisted Living’ button at the top to see only assisted living facilities…
    • How To Find The Best Nursing Home – To see a list of nursing homes, enter your desired area (zip, city, or full address) in the search bar above and then click on the ‘Nursing Homes’ button at the top to see only nursing home facilities in your area.
    • Senior Retirement Lifestyles And Costs – Whether you need help finding the right retirement community for a loved one or for yourself, we’ll show you what to expect from each senior lifestyle option. We know this can be a stressful period in your life so …
    • Active Senior Living And Active Retirement Living – You now have the time to do what you always wanted to do. What was that again? Hiking the Appalachian Trail? Volunteering at the Humane Society? Working part-time at a ski resort? Mentoring a child?
    • Retiring Abroad – Imagine walking on a Panamanian beach every day; tasting fresh pasta in your Italian neighborhood Trattoria; strolling ancient Spanish cobbled streets on your way to the market. Can senior living get any better than this?
    • Congregational Senior Living – To see a list of congregational Living options, enter your desired location in the search bar and then select on independent living. Retiring is stressful enough. But to think about moving into a new community can be …
    • Finding The Best Memory Care Facility – To see a list of Alzheimer’s care and dementia facilities, enter your desired area (zip, city, or full address) in the search bar above and then click on the ‘Memory Care’ button at the top to see only Alzheimer’s …
    • Why And When To Use Home Care For Seniors – To see a list of senior home care providers, enter your desired area (zip, city, or full address) in the search bar above and then click on the ‘Home Care’ button at the top to see only home care options in your…

Continuing Care Retirement Communities – For seniors with the financial means, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) may be the ideal senior living option to “age in place.” CCRCs are a combination independent living, assisted living, and nursing home…

  • Retirement Communities – As seen the above infographic, the term retirement community is a broad term covering many varieties of housing options for seniors. There are active senior communities, age-restricted (e.g. 50+, 55+ 62+) communities, and…
  • Personal Transportation for Seniors – Did you know that one-half of Americans 65 and older do not have access to public transportation? And that more than half of all non-drivers 65 and older stay at home in a given day because they don’t have transportation…
  • Senior Living Apartments – For seniors looking for a low-maintenance, lower cost lifestyle, a senior living apartment may be the ideal community. Senior living apartments provide amenities such as housekeeping, dining, and activities that make life…
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elder Living – The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force estimates that there are over 3 million GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) elders in the U.S. with that number doubling by 2030. The senior GLBT community faces a variety of…
  • Senior Cooperative Housing – In senior cooperative housing, active 55 and older residents own a share of the community with an equal voice in how it’s run. The tax benefits of home ownership are there but without the hassle of home upkeep. This makes an…
  • HUD-Sponsored Senior Housing Programs – The first wave of baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—made it to age 65 in 2011. Now a person turns 65 every 10 seconds. By 2030, the number of persons 65 and older will reach 71.5 million.
  • Definitions of Senior Care Legal Types of Residences – The following definitions are used on this site to distinguish between different levels of care. Many states have unique requirements that do not work well with a nationwide directory. For this reason, each listing has a legal…
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