Senior Housing Options

Senior Housing Options - #70

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Outlining the different options for senior living and which option is appropriate based on the older adult. 

Older adults who may require, or are considering, relocating to a higher level of care.

Recommend appropriate and least restrictive level of care options for an older adult. 

Describe the different types of senior housing options and associated levels of care/services they offer, and provide examples of when a higher level of care might be appropriate. 

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Teresa Chervenka Swader, MSSW, LCSW, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI