Navigating Options at Ebenezer Senior Living

Navigating Senior Living Options

Making Informed Decisions for Senior Living

“It’s better to have a plan and not need it, then to need a plan and not have it.”

Navigating senior care options and resources can be confusing, and at times overwhelming. As experts in senior care and housing, Ebenezer understands the many challenges that you face and are happy to help you through it. 

At any of Ebenezer Senior Living’s communities, we have specialists that can help provide you with resources in our community as well as answer the following questions: When is the right time to plan for a move?; What type of senior care is available to me?; What should I be looking for in a new community?; Funding options available to me; What State resources and senior care/housing resources can I count on?

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Choose below to get started and explore the resources that Ebenezer Senior Living has to offer for helping you or a loved one make the right choices.

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When is the Right Time to Plan for Senior Living

Now. Always have a plan and a backup plan. Put those plans in writing, tell them to your Health Care Agent. Here are just a few things that might suggest it is time to think about another living arrangement or additional help:

  • Health is deteriorating, taking longer to recover from illness, chronic condition is worsening, experiencing extreme weight loss/gain, having more trips to the Emergency Room.
  • Increasingly difficult to participate in activities of daily living.
  • Social life is not what it used to be. Hobbies/Interests have dwindled significantly, not getting out of the house and becoming isolated.
  • Nutrition is failing. Refrigerators may be filled with expired foods or items that never get used. Living on microwaveable foods or increased take-out food.
  • Maintenance of home has become too much to handle. Housekeeping is not getting done.
Resident and her daughter looking over papers

What Type of Senior Housing or Care is Available to Me?

There are several different types and levels of care offered by Ebenezer Senior Living. We’re here to help you figure out the right choice for you or your loved one.

Resident moving into a Ebenezer Senior Living community with the help of their family

But I Want to Live at Home

No worries, we want you to make decisions that best fit YOUR lifestyle. There are care options for those who want to be at home.

Resident moving into a Ebenezer Senior Living apartment with the help of a younger family member

What Should I be Looking for in a New Community?

Cleanliness | Medical Services | Odors | Activities Going On | Staffing | Genuine Care and Concern | Safety/Security | Training | Friendliness | Thoughtful Programming

The list could go on and but here are three pieces of advice:

  1. Make a checklist of everything that is truly important to you, things that you value and find someone who will help you get all of them.
  2. Be careful of Referral Agencies that don’t cost you money (there’s a reason they don’t). Research how senior housing referral agencies get paid and if they send you all of the senior living options available to you or just the ones they have contracts with.
  3. Lastly, make sure you know the answer to “What happens when…..” (you can no longer provide care here, I run out of money, etc.)
Resident with two younger men standing shoulder to shoulder outside

Funding Options Available to Me

When considering senior care options, ability to afford the costs are typically of the top concerns. We understand that everyone’s finances are different and our senior housing specialists are happy to provide you with support in walking through any of the options listed below to see what may be available.

  • Social Security Income
  • Pensions
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Savings, Checking, CDs, Bonds and Other Investments
  • Personal Loans and Lines of Credit
  • Real Estate
  • Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry and other Personal Property
  • Assistance from Loved Ones – Tuck away your guilt or shame, it’s okay to ask for help.
  • Sharing an Apartment
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Tax Deductions
  • Government Assistance Programs (such as Elderly Waiver, CADI Waiver)

Ready to Learn More?

Find an Ebenezer Community near you today to help answer any questions you may have in navigating senior care options or resources.

Take the First Step in Your Next Journey

Ebenezer is Minnesota’s largest senior living operator with over 100 years of experience serving older adults. As part of Fairview Health Services, Ebenezer is dedicated to healing, discovering and educating for longer, healthier and meaningful lives. ​

Discrimination is Against the Law. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws. We do not discriminate against, exclude or treat people differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation.

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