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Housing Options for Seniors

A lot of seniors do not like the idea of being transferred to a senior home where they leave their comforts behind and live with other seniors like you.  Most older people want to stay in their own comfortable homes. or if not, at least in the same neighborhood.  When you children have all let the home, it will be very impractical for your to live by yourself, if you are already widowed or a widower, in your big house.  Keeping a maintaining a large house all by yourself can drain you physically as well as financially.  Nobody can force you to live in a retirement house.

Are there senior living rossmoor california options where they can own their home and live independently like they used to?  There are a few options available for seniors who don't not want to live in a structured retirement facility.

A manufactured mobile home that is available for occupancy by older people.  They are very affordable, energy efficient, spacious and really designed for seniors.   They utilize universal design features.  You can choose to place your mobile home of your own family property or else choose to live with other seniors in a mobile home community.

There are also homes in cooperatives that are found in urban areas.  In a cooperative, you own a home which is very convenient and is a multi-family housing.  Here, they have their own home but they are not isolated from the community. Visit

Condominiums for senior citizens is another option for their housing.  Living in a condominium has many advantages.  They are different from single family homes or apartments.  Here you share ownership of the common area while holding the title to your own unit.

Accessory apartments are for those people who can no longer afford their high maintenance and energy bills.  This kind of apartment is a private living unit created in the extra space of a single family home.

There is also a home matching program that is getting popular because of the lack of adequate senior housing.  Seniors are matched by the service so that they can live together as roommates.  When it works, it is an excellent situation and can enable an older person to stay in his own home while relieving the feelings of isolation and loneliness that older people experience.  Counseling services are also offered by this matching program to help identify needs and concerns.

If you are over 62, you can live in a retirement hotel.  There are nice high rise retirement hotels with beautiful gardens but there are also cheap concrete ones but situated in good place near public transportation.  Rental in some of these hotels include meals, maid services, activities, assistance with personal grooming and access to chore services for a fee.

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