The One Guide You Need to San Antonio Senior The One Guide You Need to San Antonio Senior LivingLiving

The Alamo City is a great place to live and a popular place to retire, especially among members of the military who served at one of the city’s many installations during their career. San Antonio is 2016’s friendliest city in the US and a great place for living well on a budget. The challenge in SA is finding the services you need, the entertainment and social options you want, and the lifestyle you prefer among dozens of options spread out over hundreds of square miles.

That’s where the new San Antonio Senior Care and Services page can save you some time and effort. The staff has collected senior community and home-care services listings, articles on many aspects of retirement living, and local information on everything from medical care to museums. When you want to know more about senior life San Antonio, for yourself or a family member, start here.

Medical care for seniors in San Antonio

Thanks to the city’s relationship with the military and local universities, San Antonio has excellent medical care. You can find information about the many local hospitals affiliated with San Antonio’s huge South Texas Medical Center, including those with highly rated geriatrics and diabetes management programs. For veterans, the Audie Murphy VA Hospital and Brooke Army Medical Center offer additional healthcare options. The San Antonio senior guide includes tips on choosing a short-term rehabilitation facility if your doctor prescribes one. There’s also an overview of San Antonio’s extensive Catholic medical and senior care facilities.

Buying a house or choosing a senior community in SA

If you’re house-hunting in San Antonio, the guide can tell you how to choose a real estate agent with experience serving seniors and where to find movers and downsizing services. There are also summaries of some of the most appealing neighborhoods around town. There’s also information on finding an assisted living community or nursing home, and the page includes listings of communities rated by residents and family members.

San Antonio caregiving resources for seniors and families

If you or a relative need help to live at home safely, the San Antonio city guide can steer you to the resources you need. There are articles on the typical cost of in-home care services in the city, guidance on choosing a care provider, caregiver support-group information, and resources for family caregivers that include information on local adult day programs and respite care programs. You can also learn about concierge services in SA that will handle grocery shopping, prescription pickups, meal delivery, and personal shopping for you.

Things to do in the Alamo City

Besides visiting the Alamo itself, there’s a nearly endless list of social, leisure, and volunteer options to explore. The San Antonio guide covers popular things to do, senior discounts, suggestions on living like a local, getting around without a car, volunteerism, and senior centers.

There’s much more information on the San Antonio Senior Care and Services page. You can read reviews of local senior communities and, if you create a user account, you can see reported rates and leave reviews of your own to help other SA-area seniors and their families.

Casey Kelly-Barton is an Austin-based freelance writer whose childhood was made awesome by her grandmothers, great-grandmother, great-aunts and -uncles, and their friends.


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