If you are considering a move to a new home, Ann encourages you to ask yourself these general questions that will help you decide what type of new home is right for you:
- What kind of lifestyle do I want?
- What will my living conditions be like?
- How important is my choice of location?
- How close would I like to be to family and friends, doctors, pharmacies, other medical facilities, shopping, senior centers, religious facilities, and other amenities?
- Does my current health status require that I look for features that will help me move about more comfortably?
- How much will the housing option cost?
- What, if any, in-home support services will I receive for my money?
- Am I eligible for any publicly-funded or subsidized services, such as Medicare or Medicaid?
- What in-home support services are available now, and in the future, to meet my health and social needs?
- Have I involved family members and friends in my decision-making, as appropriate?
- What role will others have in making these decisions?
- Would it be advisable for me to talk with an attorney so that I understand my rights and any legal concerns?
Whatever your housing decision, the best choice is the one that ensures that your health, social and financial needs are met, and that your legal rights are protected.