Today's Chicago Tribune features an interview with Caregiverlist's Senior Living Expert, Lisa Sneddon, discussing how the current economic downturn has resulted in new pricing values at Assisted Living Communities. Since many seniors cannot sell their homes, their retirement plans to downsize and relocate to an Assisted Living Community have been derailed.
However, there are now new options available for relocating to a senior community, from bridge loans until the senior's house is sold to waived move-in fees from the senior community.
Lisa's service is paid for by the Assisted Living Communities as she will provide unbiased information to seniors and their families to give them the scoop on services and amenities at communities beyond just the costs - you know, if you are going to move in to a new community, it is the same as buying a house, you want to know a little about the neighbors and the community activities. And, it is important to consider the care services that will be available as you age - from dementia care to nursing care. Lisa will take the senior on a tour and will answer all the questions you might have been afraid to ask if you were shopping on your own. She helps make sure the move-in will be a success and permanent.
Check out the Chicago Tribune story here.
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