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Frequently Asked Questions

How Does YourSeniorLiving service work?

Your Senior Living is a FREE website that allows you and your family to research, evaluate, look up, and communicate with a variety of Senior Living communities.  It is our desire to be a powerful tool in your search for Senior Living for you or a loved one.

Please view our How it Works link


Differences between housing options for the resident?

There are many different housing options and we have provided descriptions of the following, as well as articles on the following pages:  Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Alzheimer’s Care, Independent Living, Retirement Living, Home Care and Other Communities.


How do I know when it’s time to get help for a loved one?

This is a very personal decision but caregivers can lose sight of their own physical and mental health while taking care of another.  It’s important to keep this in perspective along with the current emotional, physical and physiological health of your loved one.


What are things I should look for when shopping for facilitates?

Cost

Location

Activities

Services Provided

Assistance


How is the food at Senior Living communities?

Many senior living communities have brought their food service into the 21st Century and dining services have been elevated from years past.  Facilities will need to be warned about any health restrictions and food allergies any residents may have.


What are the costs for Senior Living options?

Costs can very greatly.  Please see our Advanced Search or Request Information.


Is Senior Living Tax Deductible?

This can be a possible tool for offsetting the price of Senior Living.  It is important so talk to your tax professional as this is sometimes an option.


Is There a Security Deposit Required?

Many facilities allow residents to move in with out a security deposit.  After connecting with the individual community it is best to follow up directly to see the communities policy.


Are Pets Allowed?

Again this will vary be community but some will allow them with an additional fee.


What are the Safety Programs and Policies?

This is another great question for residents and loved ones to ask once on the grounds of a Senior Living community.