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WELCOME TO THE 2019 SENIOR HOUSING DIRECTORYGiven the choice, most of us will want to live right where we have memories with friends and loved ones. But when challenges result that impact health and safety, looking to alternative solutions and choices becomes a necessity.Odds are a signi cant move hasn’t happened in years so this may be a large task physically as well as emotionally. In order to help the move go as smoothly as possible a little preplanning can help.Independent facilities will require some furniture, but not nearly as much as the your current household. As the level of care increases, it is likely that you will need to plan for less furniture. Even if the commu- nity is furnished, consider packing some special pieces anyway. You will appreciate having a few reminders of home.First it’s important to know that long- term care does not necessarily mean that a mature adult must move to a facility. Many services can be provided in one’s own home or in a residential setting. However, determining which services and living ar- rangements best meet your needs, and what options are available and affordable, can be complicated and confusing.Above all else, remain calm.The reality is that a shift in living arrangements will occur as more and more mature adults retire. While some will remain in their own homes, others will eventually make a move to a smaller home, an independent living facility, or ultimately into a skilled facility. Now is the perfect time to evaluate what that might mean for you. In addition to a physical move there are also legal and  nancial issues that will also need to be evaluated.Next consider key items that may be needed throughout the year such as:• Blankets, pillows, and other bedding. • Clothing, shoes, and slippers for allMaybe you are considering a move be- cause it’s time to give up your vehicle. You can transition to a fun and ful lling life without a car. Driving does not equal mo- bility. Being without wheels does not need to spell isolation or giving up spontaneity. The reality is that you will experience a signi cant savings by retiring your vehicle, from upkeep and insurance to the cost of gas to  ll the car. Selling, or donating, your vehicle may generate additional dollarsto help with solutions to keep you from feeling like a burden to others.• Ask family and friends if they would beBe sure to choose favorite personal items. These sentimental objects will help you feel more comfortable and at home in your new space. Books, photographs, and small knick-knacks are perfect because they are easily portable while still carrying strong memories.willing to be a driver in exchange for aIf moving into an assisted living com- munity, or other skilled care facility, be aware that they may regulate medications to ensure resident safety. This includes prescriptions, medical creams or wipes, and over-the-counter products. Be sure to know details on their speci c medication regulations before moving in.meal out.• There are senior ride programs and othertraditional paid transportation options.• Discover public transportation for a newWhether it’s a change in care needs, from medication management to dementia; deciding what to ask when consideringa move to a facility; ways to cover care costs; legal de nitions; or what to take when you move; you now have a tool that can make evaluating your options easier.adventure with friends.• Look for services that cater to those whoweather types. Accessories too. • Toiletries, towels and more.Table of Contents PageWelcome .....................................................5 The Housing Option For You................ 6-11 When to Consider Additional Care...........14 Meeting Care Needs At Home ..................15 Independent Living Listing.......................16 Home Care Listing....................................17 Adult Day Care / P.A.C.E Listing.............17 Assisted Living Listing ....................... 18-19 Skilled Nursing Listing.............................20 Finding the Right LTC Solution.......... 22-25 Dementia Care and Questions............. 26-27 Resources by AAA Region .......................29 Covering Costs For Long-Term Housing..30 Document Long-Term Care Wishes.... 32-33StaffPublisher .................................. Sherii SherbanAdvertising Consultants................ Pat Fosdick Sally GossArtists.............. Keith Sherban, Rick DeRuiter Administrative Assistant ... Christyn McClearyFor additional copies of the 2019 Senior Housing Directory contact Senior Times of South Central Michigan at (269) 979-1479.Publication2019 Senior Housing Directory is published by Senior Times of South Central Michigan.Senior Times of South Central Michigan 4642 Capital Avenue SouthwestBattle Creek, MI 49015Phone (269) 979-1411Fax (269) 979-3474 www.scenepub.com/seniortimesNow might be the time to choose to give certain items as gifts to avoid issues later.If the current home will be put up for sale, your realtor will likely encourage that some items are left in the home and may suggest a staging consultant to help with preparing the home for the quickest sale. When sold, consider a household sale or auction with the remaining items.2019 South Central Michigan DirectoryHOUSING OPTIONS & LISTINGS • COVERING COSTS FOR CARE MEMORY CARE • ADVANCE CARE & LEGAL PLANNINGare no longer driving such as hair stylists and doctors who make house calls, and grocery stores and pharmacies that deliver.• Carpooling isn’t just for kids.• Dollars saved could even allow you toPlease join me in thanking all the orga- nizations and businesses in this issue that helped to bring this comprehensive look at housing options to you. Be sure to tell them you saw them in the 2019 Senior Housing Directory.hire a driver to take you where you need to go, or on an adventure with friends.Moving to a facility might also be a solution for not only transportation, but other health and socialization concerns as well.Wishing you well on your journey, Sherii Sherban, PublisherSENIOR HOUSING DIRECTORY | 2019 5PUBLISHED BY:www.scenepub.com/seniortimes


































































































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