Common Terms for Senior and 50+ Housing Options

Aging in Place - Stay in the existing home, perhaps with modifications or in-home support services as needed

Independent Living - Types of housing designed for seniors, including designated senior apartments, condominiums, houses, as well as retirement communities and retirement homes

Assisted Living - General term for housing options where some assistance with the activities of daily living are provided, such as medications, home and personal care

Continuing Care Retirement Communities - Facilities allow seniors to same in the same general location as their housing needs change over time; from independent living to assisted living, and nursing home

Nursing Homes - A high level of nursing and medical care can be provided, as either a temporary or long-term solution

Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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