Gilbert Guide To Senior Housing [NOOK Book]


Finding the best place to live in the golden years of life

2008 was a landmark year, as over 79 million people became eligible for Social Security benefits. More and more senior citizens and their ...

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Gilbert Guide To Senior Housing

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Finding the best place to live in the golden years of life

2008 was a landmark year, as over 79 million people became eligible for Social Security benefits. More and more senior citizens and their children will need to make decisions about where they will live the remainder of their lives and most will seek to downsize and seek out age-appropriate communities.

Gilbert Guide, America's premier source of information for senior care and housing needs, provides helpful and comprehensive information about:

*How to evaluate housing needs

*Each available housing option, including services, contacts, and financing

*Subsidized housing

*Moving and settling in

*How to get the best services

*Government agencies and other resources

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101151389
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 789 KB

Meet the Author

Gilbert Guide was founded to educate consumers on a breadth of senior care issues. It broke new ground by hiring experts to visit and review every care provider in six major territories across the United States. Today, in addition to a comprehensive provider database, Gilbert Guide offers extensive expert advice and quality assessment tools that help consumers conduct their own "expert" evaluations of providers. Nikki Jong holds a MFA in Creative Writing. As managing editor at Gilbert Guide, she played a pivotal role in developing their wide variety web-based and printed products.

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Table of Contents

1 Considering a Change of Residence 1

2 Independent Living Options 15

3 Choosing an Independent Living Option 31

4 Assisted Living Facilities 39

5 Choosing an Assisted Living Facility 51

6 Nursing Homes 61

7 Choosing a Nursing Home 75

8 Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) 89

9 Choosing a CCRC 99

10 Financial Planning 111

11 Sorting Through Your Choices 143

12 Making the Transition 155

13 Working With Staff and Caregivers 175

14 Troubleshooting and Resolving Problems 189


A Glossary 201

B Resources 211

C Helpful Agencies and Organizations 219

D Worksheets and Checklists 239

Index 269

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