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Living Arrangements for Aging Seniors

March 25, 2014

Senior housing options can be confusing to someone who has never approached the subject before. Often the definition of a particular senior housing term is dependent upon the person writing about the subject. The reason for the confusion is that most retirement care and senior housing arrangements provide overlapping services among the various categories. And depending on the state, a commonly accepted term for retirement living in one state might be licensed for somewhat different services in another. Or a state might use a different descriptive title for the same services under a commonly accepted title in another state.

Some writers put undue emphasis on certain arrangements such as continuing care retirement communities or independent-living, when only a small part of the over age 65 population is using such arrangements. By far, most people over age 65 are living in their own homes or rental homes and the great majority of Americans who are receiving eldercare are living in their own homes.

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The articles below are provided by the National Care Planning Council. Each article is written to help families recognize the need for long term care planning and to help implement that planning. All elderly people, regardless of current health, should have a long term care plan.

Previous Articles:

2014 March 25 Living Arrangements for Aging Seniors
2014 February 17 Preserving Assets and Transferring Assets to the Next Generation
2013 December 30 Holiday Caregiver Burnout
2013 November 11 Holiday Blues - Depression among the Elderly
2013 October 9 Speak Out Against Elder Abuse
2013 September 9 Leaving This World Alone
2013 August 13 Healthy Living and Successful Aging
2013 July 11 The Accidental Caregiver
2013 June 5 Social Security A Safety Net for Retired Americans, their Survivors, and the Disabled
2013 April 2 Benefits for Senior Veterans
2013 February 4 Family Matters
2013 January 8 Life Resource Planning Meets Needs Beyond Retirement
2012 December 6 Dying with Debt
2012 November 13 Invisible Heroes
2012 October 8 The Great American Tragedy: Homelessness Among Our Veterans
2012 September 10 Healthy Aging Physically, Mentally and Financially
2012 July 7 Heat Wave Puts Elderly at Risk

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