I toured a new senior facility this past week that is officially opening July 1 and it was beautiful. There were many floor plans for assisted living apartments even some with washer and dryer hook-ups. This community also provided memory care and care suites. Care suites are becoming more common. They provide a higher level of care, similar to a care center with skilled nursing around the clock but in a nicer environment. The costs is often similar to a nursing home but the setting is preferred by most.
So many seniors don’t want to think of leaving their homes. They recall the nursing home their parent was in and how they vowed to never be in one. Yet, they really haven’t explored what options are like today. It is so much better for seniors to see and explore various options available and to become more educated. If down they road they can’t stay in their home safely they have had choice and control in the decision.