Senior Care Options

Senior Living and Care Options

Senior Living Options

Do your options feel like "Heads they win, Tails you lose"?

When it comes to senior living,
there are so many choices and alternatives. Our goal is to help you understand the communities available to you and which one will benefit your needs the most. Because when you find the option that's the best fit for you,
everyone wins.

Active Adult Communities

Active Adult Communities

Active Adult Communities usually offer a choice of spacious homes rather than apartments, often with a clubhouse in which a variety of activities are planned for residents. Monthly fees may cover services such as housekeeping and maintenance, but meals are usually not included.  Home ownership model.

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Active Adult Communities

Senior Apartments

Senior Apartments

Senior Apartments are apartments for seniors who are totally independent. Meal service, activity, programs and services usually aren't included.  It is a rental model as compared to home ownership.

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Senior Apartments

Independent Living

Independent Living

Independent Living is designed for seniors who require little or no assistance with the activities of daily living, independent living units provide services for residents such as housekeeping, laundry, transportation and meals. Residents of independent units may have some health care services provided by in-house staff or an outside agency. These residents pay a rental rate or monthly fee.  This is the start of communal living.

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Independent Living

Congregate/Group Home

Congregate/Group Home

Congregate/Group Homes are usually single family homes licensed to provide assistance with medication, bathing and dressing.  Depending upon the training of the caregivers, services can be similar to Assisted Living.

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Congregate/ Group Home

Assisted Living

Assisted Living

Assisted Living is a long-term care option that combines housing, support services and health care, as needed. Assisted living is designed for individuals who require assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management or assistance, bathing, dressing and transportation. Some residents may have memory disorders including Alzheimer's, or they may need help with mobility, incontinence or other challenges.

Senior Living Options

Assisted Living

Memory Care

Memory Care

Assisted Living communities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia are often referred to as “Special Care Units (SCUs).” Often housed in a special wing with additional security, cueing devices and other specific architectural features these areas are state licensed and provide programming specific to the population being served. SCUs are staffed with individuals who are specifically trained to work with those who have some form of dementia.

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Memory Care

Nursing Facility

Nursing Facility

A Nursing Facility provides care of chronic conditions or short term convalescent or rehabilitative care, for which medical and nursing care are indicated. Some residents are admitted for short stay following hospitalization. Facilities are licensed to provide skilled nursing services under the supervision of licensed nurses.

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Nursing Facility

Continuing Care Retirement Community

Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a community that offers several levels of assistance, may include independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care. It is different from other housing and care options for seniors because it usually provides a written agreement or long-term contract between the resident (frequently lasting the term of the resident's lifetime) and the community, which offers a continuum of housing, services and health care system, commonly all on one campus or site.

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CCRC

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Comprehensive rehabilitation services include inpatient and outpatient treatment designed to restore and strengthen abilities.  Geared toward returning patient to previous level of independence.   Focuses on high therapy versus complex medical treatments.

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Rehabilitation

Sub Acute/LTACH

Sub Acute/LTACH

Sub Acute/Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) is generally more intensive than traditional nursing facility care and less intensive than acute care. Nursing facilities are now dedicating entire wings, even entire facilities to provide high-tech medical care. Care is comprehensive inpatient care designed for someone who has an acute illness, injury, or exacerbation of a disease process. It is goal oriented treatment rendered immediately after, or insted of, acute hospitalization to treat one or more specfic active complex medical conditions or to administer one or more technically complex treatments, in the contect of a person's underlying long-term conditions and overall situation.

Senior Living Options

Sub Acute/LTACH

Ancillary Senior Care Options

Ancillary Senior Care Options

Ancillary Senior Care Options

While senior living communities offer
a broad range of services, a hospice, home health or therapy provider can sometimes provide additional specialized care services.  Many times, these care types bring the care you need to a variety of senior living options.  Additionally, adult day care offers
an alternative option to placement
in a residential institution.

Hospice

Hospice

Hospice care is meant for the time when treatment can no longer help you, and you are expected to live six months or less. Hospice gives you alliative care, which is treatment to help relieve disease-related symptoms, but not cure the disease; its main purpose is to improve your quality of life. Hospice care can be given in the patient's home, a hospital, or senior living community.

Senior Living Options

Hospice

Personal Caregiving

Personal Caregiving

Personal Caregiving includes both companies that provide licensed health care services and companies / individuals who provide non-medical assistance with such tasks as bathing, dressing, meal preparation and transportation.  Medicare and Medicaid provide financial assistance in some cases.  Services can be provided in the home or in some senior living models.  There are several different types of personal caregiving:

    • Privately Hired Caregiver
    • Professional Caregiver
    • Home Health Care Agency
    • Companion Care / Private Duty from Senior Living Community
 

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Personal Caregiving

Therapy

Therapy

A branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercises and equipment to help patients regain or improve their physical abilities.

  • Physical  Therapy – Function of the lower extremities
  • Occupational Therapy – Function of the upper extremities
  • Speech Therapy – Ability to speak and swallow safely

 

Senior Living Options

Therapy

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care

A daily non-overnight stay at a Senior Living community where care includes programs, services and facilities designed to assist physically or mentally impared adults. These are persons who might othewise require institutional or long-term care and rehabilitation. There are two general purposes for adult day care. The first is to provide an alternative to placement in a residential institution. The second is to create a respite for caregivers, often the children of the persons for whom the care is being provided.

 

Senior Living Options

Adult Day Care
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