On this state page you will find resources, senior housing, and senior lifestyle opportunities. Such items address Seniors’ needs from Active Communities to Assisted Living along with Insurance, Medical and Financial Planning information.
We attempt to keep the state unique information current. To accomplish this we encourage individuals to become a state guru .
If you are aware of any changes that need to be made or might want to become a guru with its related rewards, please let us know via the email or address at the bottom of this page.
After Mom Moves
Are you trying to manage the resources from afar?
You may benefit from Seniors Real Estate Coordination
– Property preparation for sale – Estate clean out – No hassle transitions
– Communication with family professional advisors – Home sale and closing
To contact a Seniors Real Estate Professional click HERE
NO extra fees or obligation
Agencies on Aging
Div. of Aging and Adult Services
750 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Alzheimer’s Communities Regulations
Alzheimer’s Unit Requirements set by
Department of Health, Health Facilities
Licensure and Certification Division
Facilities are only permitted to house persons with up to stage I I Alzheimer’s disease.
Assisted Living Communities
Your retirement planning should be based on understanding the options associated with Assisted living. As part of a retirement plan these options combine housing, support services and health care, as needed. Assisted living is a retirement service for individuals who require assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management or assistance, bathing, dressing and transportation. Some residents may have memory disorders including Alzheimer’s, or they may need help with mobility, incontinence or other challenges of senior life. Residents are assessed to determine the level of service they may need. These retirement services generally include: 24/7 supervision, 3 meals a day, housekeeping, transportation, minor medical attention, personal care assistance, security and emergency call, exercise programs, social and educational activities. In addition some Assisted living communities may provide: gardens, libraries, and chapels.
Assisted living communities are operated by both profit and non-profit organizations. Pricing can range from $1000 to over $4,000 per month based on your location. There may be extra fees for special services.
Learn more about Assisted Living Communities here .
Assisted Living Regulations
Department of Health, Health Facilities
Licensure and Certification Division
Personal Care Homes may provide assistance with activities of daily living that may extend beyond providing shelter, food, and laundry. Assistance my include but is not limited to: bathing, walking, toileting, feeding, personal grooming, dressing, and financial management. Facilities may provide assistance with the self-administration of medication. Persons admitted must be ambulatory.
Adult Day Hospice Care
Adult Day Care is a life senior service for frail, physically or cognitively impaired, seniors and their caregivers. Numerous stand alone adult day care facilities and adult day care centers are available in urban and suburban areas to provide elderly care. Check your state here. A large percentage of Adult Day Care Centers are operated on a nonprofit or public basis. Many centers are affiliated with multi-service entities such as home care, assisted living, nursing facilities and hospitals
Congregate, assisted living or nursing care communities may offer elderly care as an outpatient service to the neighboring population on a per day basis. Those that do, may also offer respite care for a weekend, or a week. Senior centers may also offer senior day care as one of their life senior services.
Learn more about Adult Day Care HERE
You may choose to spend your golden years in a community designed especially for mature adults. Senior living facilities come in many sizes and shapes. Senior apartments are one such chose. A Senior Apartment allows you to take advantage of many amenities and personalized services without having to maintain a house and yard.
Senior apartments should be a consideration for older adults that can take care of themselves. Aside from age-restrictions these apartments are usually developed the same as standard apartments. Some of these apartments are also equipped with items such as hand rails and pull cords to make getting around and living easier. Also these apartments provide a community of elderly neighbors without the hassles of a larger home to manage. Properties can vary in terms of services but typically offer apartment living and services designed specifically for independent active seniors 55 and older. Since many of these residences are designed for active seniors, most do not offer meal service, housekeeping or medical services. Senior apartment complexes are usually located near senior centers, parks, shopping malls, golf courses and public transportation. Some provide van services to nearby shopping and needed services.
Senior apartments can be found in many communities, some are under federal housing guidelines and will only accept low income seniors, but most are privately owned. Many of the privately owned properties offer reduced rents to low-income tenants with assistance from Dept. of Housing Urban Development (HUD). You should be aware that senior apartments usually have a captured audience with a significant waiting lists period. The following table provides a listing of senior apartments in your state; those that may have subsidized units are identified with an S in the right hand column
Health Insurance Counseling, Advocacy, and Medicare Help
Need help with the Medicare Maze?
Every state has a Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
to help understand Medicare coverage, payments and Medigap Insurance options.
Note: Toll free numbers often work only from within the state.
From out of state Use the other number, when provided. 1.800.963.5337
For more counseling information visit www.medicare.gov
Interested in Buying or Selling
a Home or Condo?
Aging in place is growing older without having to move. Aging in place with supportive services is one of the most desirable ways of aging. Aging in place can achieve efficiencies enabled by the customized care. Successful aging in place approaches focus on the provision of the most appropriate care for the specific individual. Thus avoiding wasted costs brought on by a generic care model.
An aging in place scenario, creates housing and health care options to provide support as defined by an individual s wishes and efforts to live independently. Aging in place can work best when it is employed as a part of a comprehensive plan for retirement and aging. A key step in implementing aging in place is to make your home aging friendly. As we age we don’t hear so well, we sometimes forget or get confused and we can even outlive doctor’s predictions about our longevity. So as long as we persist in growing older, why not arrange our homes to accommodate our reality. Incorporate memory triggers into the way we arrange cabinets and counters, add soft fabrics to muffle background noises, change appliances to better accommodate our short-comings.
Here is a book to help you make your homes senior-friendly.
Universal Design: A Step-by-Step Guide to Modifying Your Home for
Comfortable, Accessible Living
by Barbara Krueger and Nika Stewart is a good place to start.With the book as a guide you can plan ahead for years before you critically need the advantages offered by the ideas in the book.