To help us recommend the right facility you should know the difference between the types of senior living options available.
Your senior living options include:
Assisted Living/Residential Care (Small and home like)
For seniors needing a considerable amount of care these facilities are usually limited to 10 or less residents and staffed with 2 to 3 caregivers 24 hours a day. Generally these facilities offer individual bedrooms and baths or suites. They serve 3 meals a day; have group living rooms, light housekeeping and sometimes laundry services. Other assistance may include non-medical assistance. Medical assistance usually comes into the facility on an as needed basis determined by the resident’s individual physicians.
Assisted Living/Senior Living Communities (Large and apartment like)
These facilities are usually fairly large and have varying sizes of individual apartments. Most include a restaurant that serves 3 meals a day. (Some meal plans are inclusive and some are at an additional cost.) Included in your monthly rate are activity rooms, transportation to outside activities and appointments, housekeeping and sometimes laundry services. Additional assistance with daily living may be available for an additional price. Some of these facilities also offer differing levels of care—from independent to concentrated care.
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Facilities
These facilities offer skilled nursing care, such as found in a hospital setting. Assistance may include acute, short and long term care. Most referrals to these facilities are made by physicians.
These facilities provide a high level of supervision for the safety and security of the residents. A high ratio of patents to caregivers and activities make this an appropriate option for people with cognitive impairment. (Some Assisted Living/Senior Living Communities offer specialized areas for these patients within their communities.)
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