We are happy to share Orange County’s 2018-19 Senior Housing Report. In it you will find information that includes costs and availability for our 55+ independent living communities, adult care homes, nursing homes and home care agencies. You will also learn about senior housing that is coming soon but is still in the planning or development phase . Please feel free to share with friends and family.
Getting this report in your hands was a collaborative effort between:
UNC’s Partnerships in Aging Program http://partnershipsinaging.unc.edu
and Orange County’s Department on Aging http://www.co.orange.nc.us/154/Aging
Janice Tyler, Director, Orange County Dept. on Aging
Cherie Rosemond, Director, Partnerships in Aging Program
Ryan Lavalley, Fellow, Partnerships in Aging Program
From the Orange County Department on Aging:
Retirement is commonly referred to as the “golden years” due to the freedom afforded to seniors after decades of working.
Transitioning to this stage of life may also include relocating from a family home, and there are many options available. Choosing a new living situation requires taking stock of current physical and mental capabilities, and planning for the stresses and changes of continued aging.
It’s important to have the discussion surrounding geriatric, or elder, care as early as possible. Planning makes things go smoother than the burden of crisis-driven decision making. So, what are the signs that it is the right time to start thinking about these decisions seriously?
Caryn Utberg, a professional care manager and owner of Senior Care Management Associates, noted changes in a person’s physical function or mental status may indicate it is time to consider new living situations.
“Poor hygiene, neglecting household responsibilities,” she pointed out. “One thing we see a lot is, if we see a person who’s been on medication and they forget to take it, or they have trouble remembering the names of medications and why they are taking them.”
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