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Senior Communities

Our goal is to assist seniors and their families when they begin the process of thinking about selling the family home. We strive to make people feel at ease and simplify what might be an overwhelming experience. Our motivating factor is our desire to incorporate consideration and kindness into our services.

Senior Real Estate Services

We are available to assist you:

I'm Looking to Start a New Chapter in my Life. What Should I be Doing?

To begin, you must determine what your needs are. This would include such things as:

What Issues Should I be Most Concerned With?

There are many. A partial list includes:

What are the Different Types of Living Facilities Available for Seniors?

Facilities are organized into the following categories:

What should I Know Before Choosing a Senior Housing Facility?

What Should I Know About Private Insurance Policies?

Some insurance companies offer private insurance policies specifically for long-term nursing home care. These policies vary widely in coverage and cost, and it is important to understand precisely what kind of policy you are purchasing.

Make sure the policy being considered does not duplicate skilled nursing facility coverage provided by any coordinated care plan such as Medicare or Medicaid or other coverage already received. Check for any prerequisites required before the company will pay benefits. For example, ask if the company requires that a patient have prior hospitalization before any benefits are paid out. Some diseases such as arthritis-related problems and Alzheimer's do not require hospitalization before the need for nursing care arises.

If possible, seek an insurance policy that pays benefits immediately upon entry into a nursing care facility. Many insurance policies, which are purchased prior to the need for nursing care, require a waiting period after entry into a nursing care facility before payments are made. It is highly unlikely that nursing care insurance can be purchased after a person has entered a nursing care facility.

Another private insurance policy, Medigap supplemental insurance, is designed to close the gap between medical costs and amounts paid by Medicare. However, both Medicare and Medigap are primarily designed for short term, acute care and, consequently, are unlikely to meet the long-term needs of nursing care residents.

At Lincott Properties, we are both SRES certified and SRS certified. We have many of the resources our senior clients ask for to aid them in making informed decisions. We would be happy to talk to you about any questions or concerns you many have regarding your next phase in life. Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions you may have. Please consider us another tool in your search for information.

We can be reached by calling 512-710-4747 or send us an email today. We look forward to helping you out!