Senior Citizen's Guide to Cleveland

16 Say You Saw It in the Senior Citizen’s Guide to Cleveland hourly rate for a certified home health aide is $32.37, while the average uncertified home health aide charges $18.57 an hour. Hospice Care Provides nursing care and specialized services like grief counseling to individuals who are dying and their loved ones. Hospice care is available in a person’s home, at a health care facility or in a hospice center. Rehabilitation Services Offer different kinds of therapies (physical, occupational and speech) at home or in a therapy center. Active Adult Communities Individuals over 55 may want to consider living in an active adult community. Often described as an alternative to single-family ownership, these communities offer residents the option of living in a community made up solely of other over 55 residents, as well as a range of on-site activities and amenities. Each active adult community is designed differently and may include single-family homes, condominiums, town homes, multi-family dwellings or manufactured housing units. A community’s size, location, amenities and design will determine their entrance fee. Senior Housing Senior housing is another option for people who want to live on their own, but want to live in a community of other seniors without the responsibility of keeping up a house. Depending on the community, a person can rent a senior housing apartment either at the market rate or, if his or her income level applies, a lower rate. These apartments are often designed with their tenants in mind. Many feature specially designed bathroom railings or power outlets higher up on the wall. Senior apartment communities may also offer a 24-hour emergency call service, transportation programs, meals service and social activities.