Alternatives to Living at Home
Every family is unique. Some may even consider moving in with their children or having them move in with them through multi-generational housing. If you should decide you would rather live in a community rather than age in place at home, the next step is choosing the right place. The choices are many and include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Continuing Care Retirement (CCRC) or Life Plan Communities.
We explain what each community type is by clicking on the red box. We also provide questions that you and your children can ask yourself to discern which type of community is the right choice for your needs should you decide to forego staying at home and aging in place. This may be especially important if you live far away from your family or adult children.
How you answer specific questions can be a good indicator of what type of senior living community could be a good fit for you. We also provide some tips and questions to consider asking when touring and comparing community types.
Disclaimer: The Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) works to equip you with education and awareness to discern your own path. The PAA does not specifically endorse living at home or choosing to not live at home for advanced care needs.