Low Income Senior Housing

Senior Living Isn't Only for the Rich

Most people get excited when they've decided to move into a new house with all the bells and whistles they were wanting, well, the same holds true for a senior who has decided to start looking at senior homes. A senior may only look at one or visit several senior apartments to see what kind of floor plan is available, amenities offered, security, and the affordability. Before the senior will be able to move into an apartment, they will have to fill out quite a bit of paperwork and provide proof, so the apartment manager can determine what their costs would be if the senior decides that they want an apartment at that building. Many senior homes offer low-cost senior living since many seniors are receiving Social Security or disability as their only form of income.

When looking at senior apartments, the senior may look at the square footage, wheelchair or other durable medical equipment accessibility, if the bathroom was designed with a handicapped-accessible toilet, easy access into and out of the bath/shower, if meals, activities, social hours, if any, are offered. Many seniors will have to downsize when they move in as they will no longer have as much room as they once did in their home. However, the senior is not going to do away with a lot, so storage may be another need and/or want when looking at these senior homes. Plus, many apartment buildings have a security system in place, so the public just can't come and go whenever they please and possibly put a senior at-risk of any danger. These security systems can be set up to work in accordance with one's phone or a button in their senior living homes.

There are quite a variety of senior homes available, depending on the area, but those homes consist of actual single dwellings, apartments ranging from the main level to several floors high and that house 50-60 apartments. As the apartment buildings start to have more floors, there will be a need for an elevator, so the seniors can access every floor without an issue. For example, the senior may want to visit a friend on one floor, live on another floor, and in case of an emergency, they will not be left wondering how they will get up or down immediately.

Any senior that has decided to make this move from their house to senior homes, want to assure themselves and family, that the move goes as easy as possible by knowing where their apartment is located, what floor the apartment is on and what will be expected of them as a tenant. Leading up to the big move, most seniors want to make sure that they feel welcome, safe and that they know by them moving into the senior housing that the monthly payment will not break their pocketbook but allow them to breathe easier knowing that they actually have found their next home and that it is truly affordable senior living.