The following is an excerpt from the upcoming book Chronological Order: The Fine Print for a Large Life, written by Jill Yesko and Laurean Kile. This excerpt is from a section of the book that explains the differences between senior housing options.
It just may be no longer safe for your parents to stay in their home. If you are finding you are worried about Mom going up and down the stairs or she has become more forgetful and keeps leaving the stove on, then now is a good time to educate you on the different housing options for your aging parents, who may be in need of some support by now. There is a broad array of options in senior housing, from staying in your own home to specialized facilities that provide ’round-the-clock nursing care. The names of the different types of housing options can sometimes be confusing.
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