Most seniors prefer living in the home they know and love, but as tasks become harder and unmanageable, seniors will either hire an in-home caregiver, move in with their children or decide to move to an assisted living facility.

Aging-in-place, or moving in with family, is a more comfortable option, but may require re-modeling the home to make it safe. These improvements may consist of ramps, walk-in showers, wheel chair accessibility and more. When a home is no longer safe, or care becomes unmanageable for the family, finding the right retirement community is the next step.

There are several types of retirement communities available, such as assisted living facilities, skilled nursing homes, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) and Adults Residential Care Homes (ARCH’s) available. Prices can be as high as $120,000 yearly or low-income housing options are available. Knowing the differences between these options will help you decide where you will feel more comfortable. Site visits are a must.

Kahala Associates Senior Concierge offers free seminars on many senior related topics year round. Here are two upcoming events:

August 30th — Home Safety & Improvement Tips Join guest speaker Curt Kiriu with C.K. Independent Living Builders.

October 18th — Senior Housing Option Seminar Learn about the different retirement communities and how they differ.

For more information and to register (seating is limited), email or call 808-282-1399.