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Types of Housing & care

What are the different types of senior housing and care listed on this website? Find out below. Once you've decided on the appropriate housing or care type, find senior housing and care.

55+ Communities

55+ Lifestyle communities are 55+ age restricted communities that offer resort style amenities and social activities. These may be ownership, rental or land lease communities.

Independent Living

Independent Living Communities are designed to enable independent seniors to enjoy a lifestyle filled with recreational, educational and social activities amongst other seniors.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living provides a special combination of residential housing, personalized supportive services and care.

Nursing Care

Nursing Care, or Skilled Nursing Facilities, are designed for seniors who are in need of 24-hour nursing care.

Continuing Care

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) are residential campuses that provide a continuum of care -- from assisted living to skilled nursing care, all in one location.

Home Care

Home Care is a general term to describe services delivered at home to recovering, disabled, or terminally ill persons in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment.

Adult Day Care

Daily structured programs in a community setting with activities and health-related and rehabilitation services to elderly who are physically or emotionally disabled and need a protective environment.

Alzheimer's Care

Alzheimer’s Care provides specialized care and housing tailored to the special needs of individuals with this disease

Low Income-Affordable

55+ Communities, Independent Living and Assisted Living communities offering one of several different government assistance programs designed for low income seniors. Income restrictions generally apply and individuals must meet certain criteria to qualify for the assistance. The two most common programs are the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.

Respite Care-Short Term Stay

Temporary relief from duties for caregivers, ranging from several hours to days. May be provided in-home or in a residential care setting such as an assisted living facility or nursing home.
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