Finding the right place to live is vitally important as a senior, and a Rochester elder law attorney can offer assistance in considering options. Many of the different residential environments available to seniors, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, can be very costly. The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. can provide assistance to older people in understanding when things like nursing home care can be covered and can help seniors to access Medicaid, which pays for basic routine care in a nursing home that most insurance won’t pay for.
While some seniors will need a nursing home or will decide to move to assisted living, there are many others who would prefer to explore alternative living arrangements including senior communities where they can get some basic help and make social connections without living in an institutional environment.
Fortunately, there are options for seniors in and around the Rochester area. As the Democrat and Chronicle explains, a variety of new communities are being created or have been created in recent years which cater to the senior community.
A Boom in Senior Housing is Providing Options for Seniors
According to the Democrat & Chronicle, new senior community options have been opening up locally to provide an appropriate living environment for seniors who want to downsize out of homes they raised children in. The new options that have become available to seniors include upscale apartments and condos, as well as affordable housing options, with different communities designed to meet the needs of seniors with varying levels of income.
The communities that are being opened typically offer amenities like community centers, fitness rooms, and other shared common areas. Seniors can get together in the community centers to host parties and get-togethers. Some of the communities also offer additional attractions aimed at enhancing the daily lives of senior residents. For example, one senior community that was finished last fall boasts a theater that its residents can enjoy.
These new communities are designed to serve as a more affordable middle ground between owning a home outside of a senior community and moving into some type of assisted living or nursing home care facility. Seniors often want to live in a community environment for social reasons and/or because they may need some very basic types of assistance with things like getting transportation to a doctor’s office. The different communities being built provide different kinds of opportunities and services for seniors with varying needs. In fact, Democrat & Chronicle indicates that new communities under development aim to reach both younger and more active retirees who are hoping for many amenities as well as older seniors who are focused primarily on finding an appropriate living environment at an affordable price.
Many of the communities that are currently opening up for seniors are being described as being very affordable. However, it could still cost more than $1,000 monthly for rent in a townhouse within one of these communities. Seniors need to make certain they have made the right financial plans during the course of their career so they have the flexibility of choosing where to live based on where they feel most comfortable, rather than out of financial necessity.
Getting Help from A Rochester Elder Law Attorney
A Rochester elder law attorney at The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. can help seniors and their loved ones to determine what type of living arrangement is best, including whether there is a safe nursing home option available in case this type of residential environment becomes necessary as a senior develops more medical needs.
We can also provide assistance to people of all ages in saving money for a secure retirement so they can select the best living environment for their own circumstances and not be overly constrained by financial limitations. To find out how we can help, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at (585) 546-1734 or contact us online to begin the process of making a personalized plan to enhance your quality of life by finding the best living environment for your senior years.