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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference between each of the different housing options?

A: There are five different types of senior housing or care which include Independent Living , Nursing Homes, Continuing Care , Alzheimer's Care, and Assisted Living. Each type of housing provides different levels of care. Click on the type of care to learn more information, or refer to the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) or check out the AARP article, "Housing Options for Older People".

Q: Are there any programs that provide financial assistance for senior housing?

A: Yes, there are programs that provide financial assistance. Learn more here.

Q: I want to buy a new home in a senior community, but don't see the city and state I want to live in on your site.

A: All the cities with new homes in a senior community are listed on SeniorHousingNet™. As we add listings in new cities, the list of cities you have to choose from will be updated.

Q: I am looking for housing, but I want to find a pre-existing home that is not in a senior community. Where should I go?

A: If you are looking to buy a home, you can search for existing homes on