There are several types housing available for seniors and those with a disability. Some housing options are determined by income, while others are determined by a person's daily care needs. There are many different companies and organizations that provide the different types of housing, so defining what your needs are will be an important aspect of your search.
Senior Independent-living Communities cater to seniors who are very independent with few medical problem. Residents live in fully equipped private apartments.
Senior independent-living communities also are known as:
Assisted-living communities are designed for seniors who are no longer able to live on their own safely but who do not require the high level of care provided in a nursing home. Assistance with medications, activities of daily living, meals and housekeeping are routinely provided. Three meals a day are provided in a central dining room. Residents live in private apartments, which frequently have a limited kitchen area. Staff is available 24 hours a day, for additional safety. Most assisted-living communities provide licensed nursing services. The hours vary greatly, so be sure to ask when you visit. Social activities and scheduled transportation also are available in most communities. A special unit for Alzheimers residents is available in some -- but not all -- assisted-living communities.
Assisted living communities are also know as:
Affordable Housing in general refers to housing for which the occupant(s) pay no more than 30 percent of his or her income for gross housing costs, including utilities. Please note that some jurisdictions may define affordable housing based on other, locally determined criteria, and that this definition is intended solely as an approximate guideline or general rule of thumb.
Subsidized Housing is government supported funding or financial assistance for its citizens to help provide or afford housing.
Important note! Most affordable and subsidized housing is subject to income qualifications, application and most have wait lists for available properties.
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