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Senior Housing TypesThere are many types of senior housing options available. Below you will find the most popular categories. Senior housing options and types will vary by state.
- Active Adult Community Senior Housing (with no services)
- Supportive Senior Housing
- Licensed Adult Home
- Licensed Enriched Housing
- Enriched Housing or Adult Home with Limited Licensed Home Care Agency
- Licensed Assisted Living Program
- Approved Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
- Dementia Care Facility
- Shared Living Residence
- Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC)
- Intergenerational Housing
- Senior SRO (Single Room Occupancy )
This is an age-restricted (often aged 55 and over) community of single-family homes, condominiums or cooperative units. It includes lifestyle amenities such as a tennis court, swimming pool, golf course, fitness center, clubhouse and / or restaurant. This housing is NOT licensed by a government agency.
SENIOR HOUSING (WITH NO SERVICES)
This is housing that is restricted to seniors (and possibly younger adults with disabilities). It includes NO supportive services or staffing to address the special needs of aging residents. This housing is NOT licensed by a government agency. Subsidized versions may be supervised by a government housing agency.
SUPPORTIVE SENIOR HOUSING
This is senior housing that includes one or more of the following non-licensed supportive services: meals / dining program, housekeeping / homemaking, transportation, socialization activities, laundry / linen services, various amenities and a resident advisor or services coordinator who helps tenants access other services and programs from community-based agencies. This housing is NOT licensed by a government agency. Subsidized versions may be supervised by a government housing agency.
STATE LICENSED ADULT HOME
This is housing for adults of all ages that provides private or shared rooms, meals, housekeeping, laundry / linen service, transportation, social activities, some personal care and 24-hour supervision to five or more adults. This housing is licensed and regulated by the State Health Department.
LICENSED ENRICHED HOUSING
This is a program that provides senior residents in apartment-housing with a package of services that includes: meals, housekeeping, homemaking / chores, shopping, transportation, social activities and some personal care assistance.
Some Enriched Housing Programs operate in a discrete building for ALL residents in the building, and these facilities and services are licensed and regulated by the State Health Department. Other Enriched Housing Programs provide the package of services for a limited number of residents in a senior or age-integrated apartment building; these buildings are not licensed, but the Enriched Housing Program operating in them is licensed and regulated by the State Health Department.
ENRICHED HOUSING or ADULT HOME with LIMITED LICENSED HOME CARE AGENCY
This housing provides the services and staffing of the State's licensed Enriched Housing or Adult Home programs and also provides residents with additional personal care and health-related services. The Limited Licensed Home Care Agency is licensed and regulated by the State Health Department.
STATE LICENSED ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAM
This is a program that provides nursing-home-eligible residents of Adult Homes or Enriched Housing with home health care in addition to the services routinely provided by the Adult Home or Enriched Housing operator. This program is licensed and regulated by the State Health Department.
STATE APPROVED CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (CCRC)
This housing and care complex is restricted to seniors. It includes independent living units (apartments and / or cottages), social activities, meals, supportive assistance and personal care all on one campus. Nursing home care also is included and may be provided on- or off-campus. Residents' housing and health care are covered under a life-care contract or under a long-term housing and health care contract.
The Community's health-related and nursing care are licensed and regulated by the State Health Department, and the Community's financial status and pricing structure are overseen by the State Insurance Department.
DEMENTIA CARE FACILITY or WING/UNIT
This housing is specifically for people with dementia. It can be a discrete facility or can be a special wing in a housing development or a residential care facility. The physical layout, programmatic aims, staffing and care plans are specially designed to address the needs of people with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementia conditions. This housing is licensed and regulated by the State Health Department as Enriched Housing or as an Adult Home.
SHARED LIVING RESIDENCE
This is housing for two to ten people who live together as a family. Residency may be restricted to seniors or may be intergenerational. This housing may be a shared single-family home or a shared apartment. Tenants share the finances and upkeep of the residence. Each has a private bedroom and bath. All share a common living room, dining room and kitchen. Shared living may or may not include activities, supportive services or personal care services for tenants.
This housing is licensed and regulated by the State Health Department if personal care services are provided. Subsidized versions may be supervised by a government housing agency.
NATURALLY OCCURRING RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (NORC)
This is housing that is available to tenants of ALL AGES but which, over time, evolves to include a significant proportion of households that are headed by seniors. NORCs may or may not include supportive services and activities for senior tenants. This housing is NOT licensed or regulated by a government agency. Subsidized versions may be supervised by a government housing agency.
This is housing that includes a specified number of units / apartments that are restricted to seniors, together with a specified number of units / apartments that are available to younger-aged persons / families. Often, the younger-aged persons belong to a special-needs population. Intergenerational housing may or may not include activities and supportive services for tenants. This housing is typically NOT licensed or regulated by a government agency. Subsidized versions may be supervised by a government housing agency.
SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY (SRO)
This is multi-unit housing for very-low-income persons that typically consists of a single room and shared bath and also may include a shared common kitchen and common activity area. SROs may be restricted to seniors or be available to persons of all ages. This housing is typically NOT licensed or regulated by a government agency. Subsidized versions may be supervised by a government housing agency.
This is housing in which tenants pay less than the going market rate for rent or for rent and services. Subsidized housing receives financial assistance from a government or other public entity to build or operate the development, or to help pay for some of the rent and utility costs or for the provision of services. Rent prices are typically set or approved by the entity that provides the financial support. People who meet specified houshold-income guidelines are eligible to live in subsidized housing.
PRIVATE PAY (MARKET RATE) HOUSING
This is housing in which tenants pay the going rate for rent, utilities and services. Financial assistance is not received from a government or other public entity. Rents and service charges are determined by the development's operator. There are no income-eligibility guidelines. People willing and able to pay the specified rates and charges are eligible to live in private pay housing Senior Housing Projects
Listed below are senior housing projects located in or around Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Contact us to edit, add, delete or advertise your Minneapolis senior housing project. Gramercy Club
5101 w 70th St
935 Ferndale St N
825 Summit Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
4180 West Broadway
3800 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443