5 tips for finding a place in the Boston area for your elderly parents.
As our parents get older, they may reach a point where they can no longer handle their daily activities safely without support. You may not be able to stick around all the time to give them the care they need, and hiring someone might be way above your budget. Arranging senior living accommodations is challenging both emotionally and financially, especially if the senior requires personal specialized care.
But for many families, paying for senior care out of their pocket (and not being able to qualify for Medicaid) makes finding low-income senior living options a near impossible task.
If you are looking for senior housing assistance in the Boston area, these tips might help you navigate the process.
1. Do your research.
Choosing a senior care community in the Boston area for your loved one is an intricate process that needs much research to get the best care for the best price. It is best that you do your research to compare the different prices of different facilities or home care providers. You’ll also want to visit the facilities and check licenses.
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2. Consider applying for Long-term care insurance.
Many families are unable to pay for senior housing services and elder care out of the pocket. Senior care can be expensive. Medicaid or private insurance may help with the bill, but sadly they don’t pay for everything. However, long-term care insurance may fill the gap. Long-term care insurance enables you to choose a community and a variety of services that suit both your needs. If nothing meets all your loved one’s needs, there is also an option of building your own policy.
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3. Look Into Selling the Family Property/ Assisted Living Loans.
Selling your previous home to finance the next home is a great way to reduce expenses. Even with a home that needs extra TLC after supplying a lifetime of memories, we can get it sale ready- so you can move on. We’ll help market the previous home to get the best price as we support you in any way to help ease the senior transition. Learn more about how we help sell your loved one’s property with compassion.
4. Utilize Veteran benefits.
If your loved one (or their spouse) served in the armed forces, they might be qualified for benefits by the Department of Veteran Affairs, which offers financial aid for veterans and their surviving spouses. This could help reduce the cost of senior care expenses.
5. Seek Out Personalized Advice.
This likely being your first time transitioning your loved one to senior care, there are many things you may have questions about. Having a knowledgeable advisor can help. At Senior Living Service Group we are here to do just that. Along with providing elder care guidance, we provide services like:
- Helping our clients coordinate services that are specific to their unique situation.
- Ensuring a smooth transition to the next home by providing resources
- Marketing a previous home
- Identifying long-term nursing facilities that suit you
- Providing vetted referrals for legal or financial services.
Transitioning to a new phase of life can be stressful and making the decision to do so is often complicated. When this time comes, it’s best to start considering securing senior housing options that will provide your loved one a home away from home.
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