Senior Living Options
The team at Keep It Simple will help you identify the senior community that best fits the needs of your loved one.
The resource list below includes information for senior community living. We have also included Financial Options.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)
CCRCs offer a succession of care levels: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. A benefit is that residents don’t have to uproot to another community as their needs increase, but they may have to move within the complex.
Independent Living/Retirement Communities
Ranging from modest to fancy, independent living complexes cater to active and generally healthy seniors. Dining room meals, social outings and on-site activities are offered.
Licensed by California Department of Social Service, these facilities offer varying levels of care. Residents receive help arranging medical, dental and other appointments, as well as scheduling transportation. Many facilities provide personal hygiene assistance, on-site activities, medications management and more extensive care.
Residential Board & Care
Licensed Assisted Living homes in a residential setting with varying staff/resident ratios. Most offer meals and supervision as well as assistance with personal hygiene, transportation and medication dispensation. Some also offer Memory Care. Categorized as Assisted Living facilities, they are licensed by California Department of Social Service.
Specifically for people with Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia, these facilities emphasize safety and security, using electronic devices and alarm systems to keep residents within the grounds. Staff oversees all activities of daily living, medication management, proper nutrition and hydration.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
SNFs provide the most intensive level of care, both short and long-term. Much like hospitals, they have on-site medical staff members who perform a wide range of tasks, including tube-feeding and physical therapy. SNFs are licensed by the California Department of Health.
The goal of hospice care is to keep terminal patients as comfortable as possible. Usually, hospice teams visit homes or facilities to provide care to patients and support to their loved ones.
You may be able to borrow against or sell your existing life insurance policy.
REVERSE HOME MORTGAGE
If you qualify, you may be able to use the equity in your home to pay for care.
LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE
This purchased policy will help pay the costs of Assisting Living care or home care.
VA AID & ATTENDANCE
Veterans benefit that may help pay for Assisted Living and Long Term Care.
"I have known Inan for almost seven years and I’ve never known her to be anything other than a consummate professional! There are few people in the whole San Diego area that can compare to Inan with her knowledge and experience in the world of senior care. I ask you to put your trust in her judgment simplifying your search to find the best match for your loved one. I know because she was there for me and my family to make sure my parents were well cared for year after year." –Michael M., Family Member