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AJP & HRP Decision Making Tool

Last edited 128 days ago by Alex Phillips

Below you will find two useful tools as you make this important decision:

A Needs Vs. Wants analysis tool
A Pros Vs. Cons analysis tool

Needs Vs. Wants Analysis
0
Category
Need / Want
Stay at Home
Meadow Ridge
NYC Apt
CT Ranch
Notes
Need
12
Accessible Daily Living Care (24/7)
Open
Affordable Daily Living Care (covered by Unum)
Open
Accessible PT/OT (Covered by Medicare)
Open
Accessible Emergency Care
Open
Nutrition
Open
Social Stimulation
Open
Physical Stimulation
Open
Mental Stimulation
Open
Doesnt rely on your own health to be sustainable
Open
Doesnt rely on AR/GP to be sustainable
Open
General affordablility
Open
Safe ADA compliant living space
Open
41
Sum
60
Sum
30
Sum
26
Sum
Want
7
Gained Independence
Open
Privacy
Open
Space
Open
Access to nature
Open
Good food
Open
Proximity to friends (w/in 15 mi.)
Open
Proximity to family (w/in 15 mi.)
Open
30
Sum
29
Sum
25
Sum
28
Sum
71
Sum
89
Sum
55
Sum
54
Sum

Pros Vs. Cons Analysis
0
Type
Category
Pro/Con
PROS
15
Gained Independence
3
Ironically the key to gaining your independence back is assisted living
Everything you say that you want to do, you can still do
Privacy - limited intrusions
Quality of Life
6
Activities - painting, book clubs, bird watching, spa, food, like living at a country club
Social Interaction
A move you can make together, for each other, as a choice.
Mental Stimulation - TED talks, Book clubs etc
Physical stimulation - TaiChi, chair yoga, aqua exercise, croquet, baci
Ability to persue independent interests
Quality of Care
2
Care as needed (PT, OT, Drs appointment mgmt, medication mgmt, rehab and therapeutic massage)
Continuation of care - never need to move again.
Financial
4
Dont need to sell house - stays in the family, you'd be welcome ANY time
Cost of living reduces drastically, if not completely (see UNUM spreadsheet)
Cheaper than downsizing (which you could always do later on if you don't like this)
More savings and replenishing of the trust as a result of the above
CONS
3
Ego-related concerns
2
Perceived loss of independence
Perceived loss of ability (to live alone, to host events, to host guests)
Relationship concerns
1
Different willingness to participate in activities alone/together - potential cause of arguments

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