If you or someone in your family is approaching the age of retirement, then you should be thinking about senior living options. There are many things to consider when it comes to senior living, but you need to first decide what your individual needs are. This will help guide you in choosing the right kind of senior housing. Most seniors start out with a variety of housing options. Here are some of the most common options available to seniors:
Assisted living apartments – These housing options are perfect for seniors who don’t have a lot of money. The costs vary greatly depending on which apartment complex you look into. They can range from rental rates to utilities and many times, these complexes will pay for the first year of residence. In most cases, the costs of these residences will be about one-third the cost of a one or two bedroom apartment. This is perfect if you are looking for a temporary situation until you find a more permanent (and affordable) place to live.
Assisted living facilities – Seniors can live off-campus as long as they have access to an on-campus community. Some communities have common areas, shared recreational areas, and even health care services. Some communities have a centralized recreation department and allow you to enroll in activities like fitness classes, movie nights, and other events. Many of these schools are located within walking distance to shopping, dining, and other popular activities.
Assisted living facilities – These housing options are perfect for seniors who may have medical conditions or disabilities that limit their ability to live alone. Seniors can usually receive assistance with their daily meal plan, 24-hour room and board, and common area access. Many senior residences offer on-site laundry facilities and walk-in showers. If your first-year students qualify for a merit-based scholarship, they may also qualify for free rent.
Campus apartments – Students who are graduating from their college and moving to another city will likely have plenty of housing options available to them. Often, students will live in on-campus apartments during the summer months only. They will then move into a more permanent residence once they have moved out of school. This is often the best option for students who need a little bit of extra help financially until they find a job in their field. The majority of on-campus apartments have common areas, shared recreational areas, and health care services.
Airbnb – If you have friends or family in your area that are also looking for a place to stay for the summer, then you may want to check out airbnb. This website allows you to search for and list your apartment as ‘airshagged’. When people search for your apartment on airbnb, they will see your profile and price, along with information about when and where you will be available to take up your quarters. People who stay in airshagged apartments have several advantages. Some include having a lower nightly fee, larger living space, and the convenience of delivering meals to your new home.
Campus Apartment – If you’re trying to find a new apartment, but you don’t know where to look, then you should definitely look into using virtual tours of campus apartments. By taking advantage of a virtual tour, you can view apartments that are available for rent as well as how much they will cost. You can also read brief descriptions of each unit and meet the people who will be renting the apartment.
With so many housing options available to students today, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of college life and lose sight of your long-term goals. Fortunately, there are a variety of different housing options that you can choose from. No matter what your budget and preference, you will be able to find a place to live that suits your needs.