Understanding the Different Options for Senior Living

Apr 10, 2018 8:38:00 AM / by Collington Care Consultant

  • Thinking of taking the next steps into Senior Living but not sure what would be the best option? Here is an overview of the different housing options to consider:

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Independent Living/Retirement Communities

  • Own or rent a property in a community just for seniors
  • Total freedom with access to other seniors, entertainment, and emergency help
  • Communities may offer services and amenities such as dining, activities, and housekeeping
Continuing Care/Life Plan Retirement Communities
  • Seniors buy-in for care for the rest of their lives
  • Includes all levels of care from independent living to skilled nursing care in one location
  • Seniors can move between levels of care as needed

Assisted Living Communities

  • Have someone help with meals, hygiene, toileting, transportation, and entertainment
  • Receive help with BLONDE_PHOTO_160602_078_5128medication, dressing, and payingbills as well

Skilled Nursing Communities

  • Rehabilitation and 24-hour supervision by a skilled nurse
  • Admission must be initiated by a person’s physician to recommend “rehab care” or “special care” for significant short-term care needs
Memory Care
  • For Seniors who need memory care because of BLONDE_PHOTO_121011_002_4508-2187730897-OAlzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia
  • Distinct form of long-term skilled nursing that specifically caters to patients with memoryproblems
Hospice Care
  • End-of-life support at home or at a special care facility
  • Care where the goal is to manage symptoms so that a person’s last days may be spent with dignity and quality
Senior Day Care
  • Many Senior Living Communities offer a day program that allows for a senior to enjoy activities, social interaction and any needed assistance.
  • Allows for the senior to have a change of scenery when a loved one is providing care for an elder in the home

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