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Storage for Seniors
February 14, 2019|
As your mom and dad age, you may start to grow concerned about them living alone. Maybe they aren’t able to maneuver around their home as well, or maybe you are starting to grow concerned about their nutrition. Or, maybe your mom or dad has simply expressed that they are looking for a smaller home. If this sounds familiar, you may be looking for another living option tailored to your mom or dad’s need.
When it comes to choosing the best senior care option for your mom or dad, it is important to evaluate both the care needed and their budget. Different options will offer different levels of care, and it is important to determine what your mom or dad’s care priorities are. The price will also vary as the amount of care required increases.
But how do you know which care option is best for their situation? In this post, we broke down different senior living opportunities.
Independent living communities, or retirement communities, come in many different shapes and forms. Tenants are able to choose from living options like apartments, condos, mobile homes and single-family households. At retirement communities, tenants will be able to enjoy different amenities like pools, a golf course, gyms and more. This kind of living situation is perfect for someone who can still care for his or herself but is just looking for a smaller home and a more active and social lifestyle.
A residential care home offers more personalized care to its residents. Generally, this type of living option takes in less residents, allowing the staff and tenants to develop more of a personal relationship. At a residential care home, residents will receive meal services and assistance with day-to-day activities. This kind of option is perfect for someone who wants to stay in more of an at-home setting but requires assistance throughout the day.
A continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, offers multiple levels of care all at the same campus. While most senior living facilities only offer two levels of care, a CCRC usually provides at least three. For example, a CCRC might offer memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, independent living, memory care and assisted living. A continuing care retirement community not only helps prevent residents from having to transfer from campus to campus are their health changes, it also allows spouses with different care requirements to stay together.
When everything else is changing for your mom or dad, it’s helpful to hold onto as many mementos from their past home as possible. Unfortunately, when downsizing, it may not be possible to fit everything that once fit in their own home in their new home. A storage unit rental allows you to hold onto seasonal decorations, favorite pieces of furniture, out of season clothing and other memories until they’re needed again.
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Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.
How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.
Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.
Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.
What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.
Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.
Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.