Residences for better living

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RESIDENCES
FOR THE ELDERLY

There is quite a bit of difference between the different types of residences for the elderly. Seniors have a choice between differing levels of care. Some may not need any assistance with activities of daily living or medications. Others may need quite a bit of care from nurses and doctors. The difference would be the amount of medical care and assistance given.  Let’s review the differing types of residential care for the elderly.

Retirement Homes. We’re like a retirement home except that we provide more care than retirement homes would normally would. Retirement homes generally provide only rooms with additional facilities with meals, recreational activities.

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Nursing Homes. Another type of senior housing is nursing homes. Nursing homes are also called a convalescent home, skilled nursing facility (SNF), care home, rest home, or intermediate care. It is not as medical intensive as a hospital.  Nursing aids and nurses are available 24 hours a day.Nursing home residents may receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness.

Assisted Living Homes. Assisted Living Homes are a level of medical care between a retirement home, where not much medical care or assistance with activities of daily living are given, and nursing homes where a higher level of medical care and assistance are given. Assisted living is a type of long term care. It’s long term care because seniors live at our home for a long term and receive care.