The company takes a personal approach to identifying the unique needs of our senior clients. The rich foundation of healthcare knowledge within About Senior Living helps to eliminate the daunting task of finding appropriate and quality care for a loved one.
Our Specialists work to meet the special desires of our senior clients, keeping in mind the budget, social activities and particular care needs.
Since 2004, we have helped guide families through this transition with experience, knowledge and compassion. ABOUT SENIOR LIVING offers choices in finding appropriate senior housing options in the western United States. If you are seeking the best possible care setting for your loved one and don't know where to begin, perhaps we can assist.
Our primary goal is to treat our clients with the love and care that we would offer our own loved ones. We embrace and promote the philosophy of treating our clients the way we would want to be treated and supported. Our clients receive all the information necessary to make an informed decision during the selection process.
How is this a FREE service? How do you manage to stay in business?
Yes, this service is absolutely free to seniors and their family. We offered exceptional services with no obligations and no strings attached. That's our guarantee.
We are compensated by Assisted Living Communities and Residential Board & Care Homes in which we place our senior. No business is earned until YOU, our customer, are happy, satisfied and comfortable.
In what geographic areas does the company focus?
The company focuses on the western United States, including:
What FREE services and guidance can I expect to receive?
Our Specialist will lead you through a simple but thorough assessment of your lifestyle preferences, health needs and financial resources to formulate a process that will guide you to make a decision to ensure the ultimate personal satisfaction and comfort.
Based on your criteria and individual needs, our comprehensive database will quickly and thoroughly search for the best matches using the most updated technology combined with a personal touch. Once we have helped you identify a list of personalized options, our Specialist can schedule tours and lunches at these facilities so you can get the most from your search process.
Throughout the selection process, we provide free advice and counseling on choosing the right homes and will do all the work for you in locating a prospective home. We are available to answer questions, schedule tours and offer general support and guidance. We provide objective research based on your criteria and needs, allowing you to make the final choice. We stay committed to our clients to ensure they find the care option that best meets their individualized needs.
When you are confident that you have found a new home that offers you an increased sense of comfort, security and independence, our Specialist can assist you in completing the required paperwork for admission.
While finding the ideal new home is your most important objective, making the actual move can be the most demanding. ABOUT SENIOR LIVING can provide information and contacts for experienced moving companies, in-home service providers, transportation services, appropriate utility companies and other related services to make your transition seamless and free of unnecessary stress.
Who is a candidate for assisted living?
Seniors who require support and assistance with their day-to-day living activities (i.e. medication management, bathing, dressing, grooming, walking, feeding or may be at risk of falling). Seniors with Dementia or Alzheimer's disease are also candidates for Assisted Living Care.
What are the different types of Residential Care Facilities?
What prospective homes will I be matched with?
- Senior Retirement Apartments/Independent Living Communities - They are apartment homes for seniors 55 and older. They do not offer any additional care services.
- Assisted Living Communities - They are an apartment home setting for seniors and they have care services in the senior's apartment. They are licensed by Community Care Licensing.
- Residential Care & Facilities for the Elderly - They are a small home setting typically in a residential community with 6 to 8 beds.
- Care services - Usually offered in the home. They are licensed by Community Care Licensing.
- Dementia/Alzheimer's Care Communities - They are an Assisted Living Community with care services focused on the unique needs of seniors affected by Alzheimer's or Dementia. They are licensed by Community Care Licensing.
Based on your criteria and individual needs, we search our comprehensive database using the most updated technology combined with a personal touch.
ABOUT SENIOR LIVING works with only licensed facilities in the western United States, and we are not owned or affiliated with any facility. We contract with hundreds of independent and assisted living facilities through the western United States.
Can I visit my prospective homes?
Absolutely! Depending on availability, our Specialist team provides a personal tour of your prospective homes.
The cost of senior housing depends a lot on the range of services you want or need. At the high end are Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) that provide all options from independent living to nursing home care. Purchasing a living space can cost from $20,000 to way over $100,000 in many areas; then there’s a monthly fee from $1000 to $4000, which is lowest while you function independently and highest if you need nursing home care.
In the mid-range there are the board & care homes which provide communal meals and some personal care. They go by different names in various places such as “residential care facility” or “personal care home.” They may be converted single-family houses with 2 to 6 residents, or larger apartment complexes. As an example of costs, the monthly rates in California range from $850 to $4000.
At the low-cost end, there is some subsidized senior housing--sometimes called congregate housing, HUD housing or Section 8 Housing--where you pay part of the rent and government funding covers the rest. Your rent is based on the ability to pay—usually a percentage of your income. Unfortunately, many of these programs have long waiting lists and you must have limited income and assets to qualify.
Where can I find assistance for very low income?
California currently offers an Assisted Living Waiver Pilot Program in Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Los Angeles County. This is where Medi-Cal will pay for assisted living. However, there are a few participating providers available... For more information on this program, go to www.californiaassistedliving.org. Additionally, there are some assisted living facilities that do offer one or two affordable shared room opportunities. Keep in mind that there are options, but may not be in your local area.
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