Transitioning a loved one into a senior living facility can be a daunting task. These communities can vary greatly in both cost and services, so finding the right fit takes time and research. A great place to start is Caring.com, a website dedicated to facilitating the process of finding the right assisted living community for you and your family’s specific needs.
What is Caring.com?
Caring.com is a “one stop shop” for those caring for aging family members. The company’s goal is to help caregivers feel less isolated when making important and often stressful decisions. The more informed and supported caregivers feel, the better the outcome for their loved ones.
Caring.com offers invaluable resources and guidance on virtually every stage of caregiving, from choosing an assisted living facility to proper nutrition. You will find helpful articles and the latest developments in financial assistance, senior tech tools, insurance benefits, assistive devices, and more.
Caring.com was founded in 2007 by a group of caregivers struggling to find online resources dedicated to the complex subject of caring for aging loved ones. It is now a national company with employees and success stories in nearly every state in the US.
Caring.com’s Free Directory of Assisted Living Options Near You
Caring.com features thousands of listings that can be filtered based on your location and facility type (memory care, home health care, 55+, etc.). You will also have access to an entire library of detailed photographs (if available) to assist in your decision making. A caring.com advisor can then help you narrow down your choices to the facilities that best suit your needs and budget.
Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
Senior care can be expensive. In the state of Colorado, the average cost of assisted living is about $4750 per month. Caring.com helps you find and take advantage of financial assistance programs and tax deductions to help offset cost of living. Caring.com’s advisors can also help caregivers receive compensation or financial assistance for their own expenses while dedicating time and money to finding care for their loved ones.
Finding Senior Living in Colorado
In addition to online resources like Caring.com, you can find assistance in locating the perfect senior living facility by working with an experienced real estate professional. Brenda Kellogg Meyer is a licensed Senior Real Estate Specialist and has deep ties to the senior communities in Colorado. In addition to helping you find the right match for your family’s needs, she can also help you with the complex task of selling a family home to prepare for the transition to senior living. Call Brenda or go online today to get started.
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