Eldercare Resources
The Eldercare Resource Articles above are written to help you understand the need for and the process of planning for long term care.
There are four key steps to successful long term care planning.
1. Knowledge & Preparation
2. Proper Funding
3. Using Long Term Care Professionals
4.Creating a Personal Care Plan and Choosing a Care Coordinator

Living Arrangements for Aging Seniors

March 25, 2014

Understanding the Various Living Arrangements

Senior housing options can be confusing to someone who has never approached the subject before. Often the definition of a particular senior housing term is dependent upon the person writing about the subject. The reason for the confusion is that most retirement care and senior housing arrangements provide overlapping services among the various categories. And depending on the state, a commonly accepted term for retirement living in one state might be licensed for somewhat different services in another. Or a state might use a different descriptive title for the same services under a commonly accepted title in another state.

Some writers put undue emphasis on certain arrangements such as continuing care retirement communities or independent-living, when only a small part of the over age 65 population is using such arrangements. By far, most people over age 65 are living in their own homes or rental homes and the great majority of Americans who are receiving eldercare are living in their own homes.

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 Eldercare workshops

The council offers eldercare workshops for businesses and organizations. These workshops cover various eldercare services and can be tailored to meet your needs, from a 20 minute lunch meeting to a one hour seminar.

Below is a list of our workshops. Click on the title of your choice for a preview. If you would like to schedule a workshop presentation contact me at:

Phone: (314) 650-8575

 Available workshops

Click on a workshop below to see a sample of the slide presentation.


About the State Care Planning Council


Home Health Care and Hospice Services


Non-Medical Home Care Services


Home Maintenance, Repair and Other Support Services


Elder Law and Medicaid Advice


Seniors Relocation & Downsizing Services


Care Management Services


Long Term Care Benefits for Veterans


Financial Planning For Long Term Care


Understanding Reverse Mortgages


Understanding the Need for Estate Planning


Understanding Geriatric Medical Care