Is Senior Living Right For You?

By: Eric Piwowar

Is Senior Living Right For You?
Image: Geber86 / E+ / Getty Images

About This Quiz

Senior living communities aren't for everyone. Most importantly, there are age restrictions to qualify for senior apartments or communities, but additionally, there are social and economic factors that need to be considered before deciding to retire somewhere new.

If you’re considering a senior living community for yourself, parents or loved ones, it is important to know how much it costs so you can budget appropriately. The cost can vary greatly depending on factors like the location, accommodations, level of care required, and the additional amenities and service fees.

Luckily, developers have been drastically over-building senior housing developments because they’re anticipating the number of seniors in America to double in a decade. Essentially, this means that there is a surplus of senior housing right now and communities are desperate to fill their vacancies. So if you look in the right places, you should find incredible deals.

So, is senior living right for you?

Senior Activities How active of a social life do you have?
I am out of the house almost every day either exercising, seeing family, or attending events.
I occasionally go to meet with friends and family.
My friends and family often come to visit me at my house.
I like to get in all of my visiting at once so I have more time to relax later.

Advertisement

Senior Taxes What is your primary source of retirement income?
Retirement accounts
Pension
Social Security
Prefer not to say

Advertisement

Professional Chef How would you feel about someone cooking for you all the time?
Maybe not all the time. I very much enjoy cooking for myself and others.
I've never minded cooking, but I would love it if someone else did that for me!
I am unable to cook for myself.
I prefer to cook for myself now, but would eventually like for someone else to cook for me.

Advertisement

Seniors Having Fun How old are you?
50 - 65
65 - 75
75+
Prefer not to say.

Advertisement

Senior Nurse Do you receive any in-home routine medical assistance?
No
Just an occasional reminder to take medication.
Yes I do.
I don't now, but I don't want much to change when I do.

Advertisement

Senior Knitting If you no longer had to worry about housekeeping or laundry, what would you spend your new found free time doing?
Outdoor hobbies like gardening, travel, auto restoration
Indoor hobbies like knitting, model building, or exercise classes
Watching TV, being visited by my friends and family, playing cards
A little bit of everything.

Advertisement

Senior Driving Do you welcome the idea of no longer driving, or can you not imagine a life without a car?
I regularly drive myself and would like to keep it that way.
I currently drive myself but it can be stressful and I don't prefer it.
I cannot drive myself.
I enjoy driving myself now but I won't want to in the future.

Advertisement

Seniors in Love Do you live alone or with others?
I live with my partner/spouse. We don't require daily medical assistance.
I live with my partner/spouse. One/both of us require daily medical assistance.
I live alone and don't require daily medical assistance.
I live alone and do require daily medical assistance.

Advertisement

Senior Mowing The Lawn Do you enjoy doing yard and house work throughout the year?
Absolutely.
No, I do not.
I am physically unable to do yard or housework.
I don't want to give those things up, but I wouldn't mind some help.

Advertisement

Senior Resort How do you feel about retiring to a community that can cater to your needs now and in the future?
I'm more concerned about my current home search.
I would be interested, but it isn't a deal-breaker.
I will need assistance now and in the future.
I don't need any assistance now, but I don't want to move again if I ever do.

Advertisement

You Got:

Featured