There are many different options when it comes to selecting housing and care for your loved one, and it can be overwhelming to determine what the best type of care for their needs is. Don't go through this process alone! Let our team help understand the needs of your loved one to help guide you in the right direction and make the best possible decision for your family.
Senior Apartments are multi-unit housing with self-contained living units for older adults who are able to care for themselves. They generally have a minimum age requirement and offer a few basic services, such as activities and transportation. Senior Apartments vary in pricing, and some are subsidized, offer Section 8 Vouchers, or calculate rent based on income.
Independent living communities allow your loved one to maintain an active lifestyle with the added benefits of onsite restaurant style dining, beauty and barber services, housekeeping, and laundry services. They have a variety of social activities to keep your loved one active. If additional services, such as medication reminders and help with personal care, are required, many communities have an onsite care company.
Assisted Living communities are for those who need a wide range of support services to help with their activities of daily living (ADLs), however, these residents do not require a level of skilled or nursing home care. Assisted Living communities will provide more hands on care and attention, three meals/day, housekeeping and laundry services, as well as appropriate social activities.
Memory Care is often offered within an Assisted Living Community on a separate floor or wing. They provide a secure environment to prevent residents from wandering off and getting lost. Specially trained staff is available 24/7 to monitor residents and assist with daily activities such as taking medication, bathing, grooming, eating, and dressing. Activities are geared specifically towards those with Dementia or Alzheimer's.
Residential Care Homes allow seniors to have the level of care they need while living in a comfortable home-like environment. Typically, these homes have six residents or less, so they get very personal, hands on care. They offer assistance things such as medication reminders, dressing and bathing. Medical professionals such as physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists come directly to the home.
A Nursing Home is typically the highest level of care outside of the hospital. They offer a high level of medical care from 24 hour skilled nursing services. While the long-term residents generally have complex medical conditions, many Nursing Homes also provide short-term rehabilitation stays for those recovering from an injury, illness, or surgery. Individuals on Medicaid are eligible to live in a Nursing Home.
Short Term Respite Care
Respite Care is a temporary, short-term stay at a Senior Community. This type of care is often used when family members are caring for loved ones and need to travel or for a rehab purposes Typically, all senior communities offer Respite Care and you would select one depending on the level of care needed.