What do you do? You want them to live independent, healthy lives without having to stress over where their next meal is coming from or whether to pay the rent or the electricity. You also don’t want them doing what a friend of my grandmother’s decided to do- live out of their car.
As much as you love them, most of us cannot afford to set them up in a home or apartment and pay even part of the rent. But what alternatives do we have?
Well, one option is senior apartments. For some senior apartments the rent is based on the tenant’s income. That means if your aunt is living on social security, then her rent would reflect how much she got from that, not the current prices of the housing market in the area.
Additionally, senior independent living apartment complexes offer many amenities that normal apartments do not.
Finding a place your elderly relatives can afford can be a struggle, but senior apartments offer one avenue to explore.
About the author:
Jenny Ellis is a freelance writer, and a regular contributor for aupair care. She welcomes your comments at: ellisjenny728 @ gmail.com.