Senior Housing Options


This module helps students’ awareness and understanding of the full range of housing options available to seniors. The gerontological concept of aging in place is developed in the context of the almost universally expressed desire of seniors to remain in their own home as long as possible. This discussion incorporates such features as, Assisted Living Facilities (ALF’s), the campus concept, group home care, care facilities, and home-sharing. Professionals advising seniors and their families need to be equipped with this information, so that they can provide advice and support about the options that best meet the significant transition requirements, and where to get additional support or information about the housing options available in their community.

You will notice that the video lectures may refer to statistics to reinforce a teaching point.  Some of these statistics are from research conducted in the past years.  In a number of instances, the research study has not been redone if the trend studied has evidenced no material change. In other circumstances, the statistics may have changed slightly, and we have then included these in the document entitled UPDATED STATS AND FACTS -- so make sure you check these out if they listed in the Resource Material section.

Step 1: RESOURCE MATERIAL.   Click Below to download and review support material:
Housing Home and Community Based Services – Core Concepts

Step 2:  FEATURE COURSE PRESENTATION:  Click on ‘Launch’ to load the module presentation:
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When you access the Maturity Matters Newsletters through the Member Benefits area, you will have access to the pdf version referenced below, as well as an HTML version of each newsletter that merges YOUR contact information into the Newsletter Banner to help promote YOU to YOUR clients and community.

Maturity Matters Newsletter: Aging and Technology
Maturity Matters Newsletter: Communities By Design — Not Default
Maturity Matters Newsletter: Falling in Love With Your Community Again
Maturity Matters Newsletter: Tough Decisions — Do What You Value Most
Maturity Matters Newsletter: Fall Prevention — Environmental Risk
Maturity Matters Newsletter: Clean Start — Power of De-clutter
AFB Blog — Multigenerational Households
AFB Blog — Where Do I want To Live When I Grow Up?
AFB Blog — Aging in Place of Choice
AFB Member Benefits: Aging Safely in Place
AFB Member Benefits: Access Care Guide and Info Sheets

Step 4:   REVIEW THE QUIZ INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS. The option to start the quiz will not be available until you complete the module presentation.


To load the quiz, you must 'Refresh' this page after completing the Feature Presentation lesson.  To Refresh the page, click on the F5 key or click on the reload symbol to the right of the address bar.   Remember -- the quiz will not be available to load until you have viewed the full presentation.

5 questions associated with this module will be downloaded.

You must receive a score of  at least 75% (4/5 questions answered correctly) to successfully complete this module.

If you do not achieve a score of 75% with your first try, don't worry, as you will be given the opportunity to retry the quiz, and another set of 5 questions will be made available to you.

Since the questions are selected randomly from a pool of questions, some of the questions may or may not be the same as the previous quiz.

You will notice that once you have completed a question, the correct answer will be highlighted in green, and any incorrect selection that was made will be highlighted in pink.


  • Although we wanted to create reasonably challenging questions, we did not intend to create 'trick' questions. If it feels like a trick question to you -- please re-read the question carefully and ask yourself what fact or concept is being questioned.
  • This is NOT a timed quiz. Take all the time you need to consider the question and make your best selection.
  • Be attentive to questions asking which statement is NOT correct, or if all statements are correct EXCEPT.
  • If you have read the question carefully, your first impression of the correct answer is usually the right choice to make.

Smile and Relax!  We have provided you with every opportunity to do well.