Jun 27, 2011 at 4:33 AM
With more people set to retire in a single decade than ever before, senior living is a topic that is constantly in the public eye. More developments for retirement communities and an expansion of the retirement village concept are just a few of the changes that will be seen as baby-boomers retire. Assisted living facilities will also need to look at expansion, to accommodate the wealth of new residents. Senior living needs to combine a variety of factors to be safe and comfortable. Seniors need:
Many seniors are in good physical condition and do not need much help, making retirement communities a great option. Others only need very limited help, which the expansion of retirement villages can help with. For seniors with more extensive personal care needs, assisted living is the best option.
The only senior living options that Medicaid will cover in full are medically necessary skilled nursing facilities. Assisted living facilities start at $2,050, with most of that to be considered room and board. When Medicaid pays for assisted living facilities, it specifically does not include the costs of room and board. Those costs must be paid directly out of your own funds. Since room and board are the only expenses relating to retirement communities, you will be responsible for the entire cost.
There are many possibilities for senior Living in New Hampshire, which makes finding the perfect situation a challenge. Be prepared to investigate several options before finding on that meets all of your needs. Get in touch with several local options to arrange tours, so that you can be sure that you are in the best possible living arrangement.