Nurse with senior patientSenior living in Florida encompasses a wide range of options, from 55 communities to assisted living facilities. No matter which option is chosen, senior living environments today put a premium on a Senior’s independence. Gone are the assisted living institutions and nursing homes of yesteryear which prompt thoughts of residents living in confined isolation. Today’s senior living environments are places where senior people meet for enjoyment and activities, where Seniors lead engaged lives, and where they enjoy an independent lifestyle for as long as possible.

Not all Seniors relocate to an alternative senior living community. Many prefer to remain right at home where they can be supported by home health care services as needed. “Home instead” senior care provides the level of home care assistance that meets these Senior’s needs. In home care is often supplemented by family members who also provide home care to their loved ones. Respite care, senior helpers and adult day care centers are services that can be engaged to allow them to take much needed breaks.

Seniors who have medical or physical conditions requiring supervised care may consider assisted living environments will best suit their needs. Many Seniors fear a loss of independence when considering this choice, feeling they are about to relinquish control over their lives and handing it over to complete strangers. This fear is misplaced. Today’s assisted living environments are rooted in the belief that Seniors must not only must be treated with dignity and respect, they must also be free to lead as independent a lifestyle as possible, for as long as possible. Seniors and their loved ones will find that quality assisted living residences will provide additional services such as 24 hour security and monitoring, help with daily activities like dressing, bathing or toileting if needed, basic nursing care and medicine dosing, access to local transportation, and opportunities for social interaction.

Continuing care retirement communities, CCRCs, have become more popular over the years. These communities afford Seniors a fully independent lifestyle. Should their health issues dictate a need for a supervised level of care, they can then move to a residence within the community that offers the care needed. CCRC’s are a good option for those Seniors who have concerns about their future medical needs and want to put a ‘Plan B’ in place while still enjoying full health.

55 Communities, senior condominiums, senior apartments and retirement communities are all environments that offer Seniors an autonomous lifestyle. These options do not offer medical care but most do offer Seniors a senior living environment where maintenance outside of the residence is provided. Many are located near medical facilities, making it convenient for Seniors to access local medical services.

Considering today’s increased number of senior living options and varying levels of medical care, the search for alternative living environments is complex, and sometimes overwhelming. OURSENIORS.NET can help you work through this process. We exist to make transitioning to a senior lifestyle as simple, easy and comfortable as possible. Call us for a free consultation at any time during the process. We can help you to find and choose the local option that is best for you. You can rely on our expertise to help, no matter what option you are considering.

OURSENIORS.NET can offer guidance, help you locate and vet options, as well as find the senior services you require. We can assist with all senior living options, including:

  1. Remaining home instead: When extra support is needed OURSENIORS.NET can help locate and vet in home care services. Should ‘home instead’ senior care no longer meet a Senior’s needs, you can call on us for guidance in exploring alternative environments.
  2. Assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Call on OURSENIORS.NET for assistance locating and vetting these environments. We can answer questions such as: “Where are the licensed assisted living facilities or nursing homes near me located?” And, “Are there any other types of senior living near me?”
  3. Continuing care retirement communities. OURSENIORS.NET can help locate and vet these communities and provide guidance on customized care options.
  4. Veteran’s homes. OURSENIORS.NET can help locate these and provide additional information.
  5. Independent living: 55 communities, senior apartments, condominiums, and retirement communities. OURSENIORS.NET can assist in locating these environments as well as finding vetted medical professionals local to each.

OURSENIORS.NET can help in other ways as well. Our focus is to help Seniors make a safe and rewarding transition to a senior lifestyle. To that end, we provide information and connections to vetted senior service providers in many fields. Whether you need legal or financial advice, or are looking for a senior real estate specialist we can help. You can search our online resource directory, or make a free call and talk with us for help in finding the services you or your loved one needs. Whenever you have unanswered questions we encourage you to call on us for guidance.

We also provide a free publication, OURSENIORS.NET Magazine, to keep Seniors and their loved ones ‘in the loop’ on issues important to senior living. To read the latest issue or to download a copy click here. To subscribe to the Magazine, click here.

Planning a transition to a senior lifestyle is complicated but you don’t have to do it alone! You can rely on OURSENIORS.NET for unbiased and trustworthy advice.

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