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Housing Options for Seniors

Older people are sometimes left with no choice but to be transferred to a senior facilities where they live with other seniors for the rest of their lives. You can just understand why older want to stay in the comforts of their own home or if they are to be transferred, just somewhere near their own home. Living by yourself, when all your children have become adults, is somewhat impractical. Keeping a maintaining a large house all by yourself can drain you physically as well as financially. The option of living in a retirement house is repulsive to you.

Are there senior housing options where they can own their home and live independently like they used to? For seniors who do not want to live in a senior home or facility, then they should check the options below to see what best fits your needs and preferences.

A manufactured mobile home that is available for occupancy by older people. Seniors can easily afford these mobile homes and they are also energy efficient and spacious, designed specifically for seniors. These homes are created with universal design features. You can live in a mobile house near or on your family property or live with other seniors in a mobile home community.

Homes in cooperatives in urban areas can also be an option for senior housing. These are multi-family housing where you can own a home which are very convenience and efficient. Here, they have their own home but they are not isolated from the community.

Seniors can also live in condominiums. There are many advantages to living in a condominium. They are different from single family homes or apartments. You hold title to your own living unit and you share ownership of your common area.

You can also consider accessory apartments if you house is too large and the utility bills and maintenance are too much. This kind of apartment is a private living unit created in the extra space of a single family home.

There is also a home matching program that is getting popular because of the lack of adequate senior housing. Seniors are matched by the service so that they can live together as roommates. Here someone can continue to live in her own home with a senior roommate that will provide companionship and friendship. With this program are counseling services that will help seniors in their needs and concerns.

Seniors over 62 can live in retirement hotels. There are nice high rise retirement hotels with beautiful gardens but there are also cheap concrete ones but situated in good place near public transportation. Rental in some of these hotels include meals, maid services, activities, assistance with personal grooming and access to chore services for a fee.

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