Housing Options for Older Adults


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An older adult needs a safe place to go during the daytime hours for recreation and socializing while returning their own private home at night. What is the appropriate option?

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1. An older person with a very low income would like to have their own apartment in the community since they are in excellent health and have little need for support. What option is a good choice?

2. An older adult requires around-the-clock extensive care and supervision by medical staff. Where are they likely to reside?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning assessments will help you assess what you know about the different types of housing options available for older adults, and the varying support levels they offer. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include factors that might influence an older person's decision on where to live and the type of facility that provides extensive care and supervision.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you about the following:

  • Type of facility that provides a safe place for recreation and socializing during the day
  • Facility that could provide a private apartment for a low-income older person
  • Residence that could offer round-the-clock care by medical staff
  • Factors that can influence a person's decision on where to live as they age
  • Type of facility that would be a good fit for an independent and wealthy person with a medical condition

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about elder care in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as assisted living facility and continuing care retirement community
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about housing options for older adults who need some type of assistance

Additional Learning

To learn more about care options for the elderly, review the related lesson called Housing Options for Older Adults. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review case studies of older adults looking to change their living situations
  • Discuss different levels of support at different types of facilities
  • Learn about subsidies for certain housing options
  • Explore the factors that can affect selection of a housing facility