Living Facility Options
Independent living communities are for those who are healthy, active and able to live on their own. Many communities offer housing options such as, townhouses, condos, and single family homes; options are available to buy and/or rent. Many communities typically offer services that include laundry, social activities, transportation, as well as, housekeeping, lawn service, and security.
Assisted living communities are for those who are seeking independence but with more assistance with their daily needs. Individuals will be able to get assistance with meals, medication management, bathing, mobility, laundry, and transportation; just to name a few. Most communities also have access to Alzheimer's and Dementia care, as well as 24 hour emergency call systems.
Personal Care Home
While assisted living and personal care homes have been used interchangeably there are a few main differences to consider. Personal care homes are for individuals who are seeking more help with ADLs and are not comfortable with living alone anymore. Most personal care homes have shared rooms and "common" areas which offer slightly less privacy than individual rooms at assisted living. They also are for individuals who are not in need of acute medical care. Individuals will need to seek alternative housing in the future if their needs exceed the spectrum of care allowed in a personal care home. Placement at a personal care home offers an opportunity for socialization, companionship and group activities that meet the needs of all individuals living there.
Nursing homes are for those who are unable to safely live at home and require daily care. Individuals will have access to 24 hour/day nursing staff to help with their activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs consist of but are not limited to, bathing, dressing, toileting, meal preparation and feeding, laundry, and mobility. Most nursing homes are also staffed with an on-site therapy department for both occupational and physical therapy needs. Nursing homes are not only available for long term living options but also a great choice for adults seeking short term rehab treatment after a medical procedure.
Respite Care (Short Term Stay)
Respite care is provided for individuals and their families who are seeking temporary placement in a facility. Caring for loved ones can be difficult and often stressful while maintaining other responsibilities in life; respite care is a great alternative for temporary relief. Respite care can be offered regularly or on an as needed basis and for any period of time, whether it is one day, one week, or even longer; we can work with facilities to accommodate your needs.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)
A CCRC is a retirement community that offers multiple tiers of care that will assist an individual with their medical needs throughout their later years. CCRCs are for individuals seeking housing in one retirement community with the ability to transition into more advanced care within the same community. Most CCRCs offer multiple services within their communities including independent living, assisted living, memory care, personal care, rehabilitation, etc. Couples often see the benefits of moving into a CCRC because it gives them the opportunity to remain in the same community as their spouse whose medical needs may become more advanced.