Feb 02, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Have you considered what senior living options you would prefer after retirement? If not, you should begin to do so. It is never too early to plan for your retirement. In fact, the earlier you start the more likely you are to enjoy retirement, rather than worry about what comes next. There are many different senior living options that are available for those in every different health level. If you are in good health, retirement communities are a great option. They offer:
If your health is not as good, or you need help with some of the activities of daily living, assisted living facilities might be a better option. Assisted living facilities offer a variety of services, designed to preserve senior independence as long as possible.
Different senior living options have different costs associated with them. Retirement communities often allow you to buy a property and pay a community association fee to help support the entertainment services. These fees also help with general property upkeep and maintenance. The costs will be directly related to the location of the property. Many retirement communities are planned in advance, and they may be more than many people can afford without selling their current home. Assisted living facilities start at $1,080, but can quickly become cost prohibitive when additional services are offered. Medicaid does not cover retirement communities, but it may help with assisted living if you qualify.
Senior living is available all over Nevada. Finding the place you will be most comfortable in is a matter of visiting as many different options as possible before making a final decision. Take a few hours to research the local options and start calling today to schedule tours.