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Inspired Living is your partner in the journey ahead. Do you have questions about senior living community costs, sources of funding, or other senior living subjects? We’re here to help.

GLOSSARY OF SENIOR LIVING TERMS

If you’re new to the concepts of Assisted Living and Memory Care, trying to understand all the terms related to these types of care can feel a little overwhelming. We understand! That’s why we put together this glossary of key terms related to the senior living industry.

TYPES OF SENIOR LIVING

There are many types of care available to seniors. These include:

PRIVATE PAY VS. GOVERNMENT ASSISTED

There are a variety of ways to pay for the costs of senior living communities. The two main options are private forms of payment or various government assistance programs. Need help finding the one that’s right for you? Continue reading below to learn more about each program so you can make a more informed decision.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BUDGET

When considering private pay senior living, budgeting is among one of the most significant things you must consider. In this budgeting guide, we have listed several factors to consider when planning a budget for senior living expenses:

Your Monthly Cost of Living
Family Contributions
Assets
Home
Available Benefits

Whether you are just getting started or have done your research, this guide is here to help you understand your budget and if private pay senior living is the right choice for you.

BENEFITS WE ACCEPT

RIGHTSIZING PERKS & TIPS

Downsizing is a key part of simplifying your life and cutting costs. Explore the tips below for help on making the transition as easy as possible, and learn more about the advantages that proper downsizing can bring to your life.

BENEFITS OF SENIOR LIVING

Most seniors want to live in their own homes as they continue to age, preferring to age in place with in-home care. It’s very understandable, as you are likely more comfortable in a familiar place and don’t want to deal with the difficulty of moving. But there are many advantages to senior living communities. Here’s why living in a senior living community might be the best option for you:

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

The organizations listed below are good resources:

SUPPORT GROUPS

To better understand and cope with the changes caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, we offer monthly support groups and educational sessions for residents, family members, and friends at each of our communities. These include specialized support groups such as one for men who are unaccustomed to their new role as a caregiver and one for men who are unsure of how to cope with their feelings surrounding a loved one’s loss of memory or end of life.

Memory Care support groups are led by trained professionals and former caregivers at each community. These groups present family members the opportunity to ask questions, express concerns and share their personal experiences.

These sessions are free and open to everyone. Family and friends are always welcome. Please check our calendar for particular sessions.

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