Please note: If you do not plan to attend all class sessions (see dates below), do not sign up for this course.
We'll review two choices: aging in place and retirement communities. First, we'll discuss assistive technologies and how to assess the suitability of your home and your community for aging-in-place. Additional topics include (1) Health care management, companion care services, and assisted living facilities; (2) Long term care insurance and claiming benefits from these policies. Turning to retirement communities, we'll review the types of contracts and entrance fee/monthly fees for independent living and continuing care retirement communities (ILRCs and CCRCs), as well as state regulation of CCRCs. Finally we'll visit several ILRCs and CCRCs to tour the facilities, learn what services are provided, and what their fees and waiting lists are. Lecture (plus questions). Field Trips.Notes: You must use email and must attend the fourth class session (Jan 31).