Senior Citizen's Guide to Pittsburgh 2017 Summer/Fall Edition - page 8

Choices in Senior Housing
Growing older is a fact of life. But how and where
a person does is not. Older adults have more housing
choices available to them than ever before, but these
options may leave you with more questions: What kind
of lifestyle do I want? Do I want to stay in my current
home, or move somewhere else? Do I want to live in
a community with other older adults? What kind of
assistance is available to me when and if I need it?
Feeling confused? Not to worry. There are a variety of
services available to help older adults stay at home, meet
new people and live healthy and fulfilling lives. Here’s
what you need to know about these options and, more
important, how you can find and afford the one that’s
right for you or your loved ones.
Adult Day Care
Provides a variety of health, social and support
services in a safe setting during the day. Some programs
are designed for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The
average monthly cost for this service is $1,680.
Care Managers
Help people figure out what services are needed and
work with clients to develop and arrange the services
that best fit an individual’s lifestyle.
Financial Counseling Programs
Help individuals manage their day-to-day finances as
well as Medicaid, Medicare or other insurance programs.
Home Health Care Services
Offer part-time nursing services, personal care, help
with chores, medical supplies or equipment and different
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