Senior Citizen's Guide to Washington County

10 Say You Saw It in the Senior Citizen’s Guide to Washington County 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. Assisted Living Moving into an assisted living residence is a good option for individuals who need help with everyday activities, like taking medicine or getting dressed, but want to stay as active and independent as possible. Many assisted living residences are affiliated with retirement communities and nursing homes. This can make the transition into assisted living easier as a person’s needs change. All assisted living residences feature single and double rooms. Some offer suites and larger apartments for those residents who can afford them. Make Planning a Priority Planning shouldn’t start in the middle of a crisis. It starts by figuring out your preferences, understanding