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Texas Senior Living Options
There are a variety of Texas senior
living options to choose from. One of the most popular are
Apartments Communities which require at least
one resident to be at least 55 years old.
Some apartments are specifically designed for older adults and are
age-restricted, for 55 plus or 62 plus. These senior apartments
serve residents with senior-friendly features, amenities,
activities, fitness classes and more. Medical and personal care
usually is not included, though in some cases, however, housekeeping,
meals and other services may be purchased at an additional cost.
Affordable housing communities are wonderful options for seniors
living on a limited income. There are two major income-based housing
programs that you’ll likely be considering: Housing and Urban
Development (HUD), and Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) where
Income Limit Restrictions Apply.
Housing & Care Locators can assist families who are
considering their options but not sure which would be best for their
Granny Pods / Med Cottages is a tiny home built or placed
on the same property as the home of someone who will look after the
occupant. They offer more
privacy and independence than living with family as they are set up on the
property of a larger family home and connected to the existing utilities. They
are typically 400-500 square feet in space.
Created by the National
Association of Realtors, a
(or SRES) is specifically trained for the challenges and situations
that clients age 50+ face. SRES agents are trained in no-pressure
approaches to senior real estate needs, including suggesting housing
alternatives to buying a new home or ways that a senior may be able
to age in place instead of downsizing or making other moves.
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The determination of the need for senior care services and the choice of a facility is an extremely important decision. Please make your own independent investigation.