Long gone are the days when senior living was only an option for older adults whose medical needs were such that they could no longer be cared for at home. Now, senior living care options are as diverse as the needs of their residents! From housing options for older adults who can still live independently to as-needed support to care for those with dementia to round-the-clock nursing care, here’s what’s available to you or your loved one.
This senior living care option is more about lifestyle than support because it’s designed for active older adults who are still able to live independently but seek a vibrant social community without the hassle of chores and home upkeep.
In senior living communities with independent living, you can typically expect:
Assisted living is a senior living care option offering as many services and amenities as independent living. However, in assisted living, residents also benefit from just the right amount of support to remain as independent as possible while enjoying an engaging, purposeful life.
In senior living communities with assisted living, you can typically expect:
In terms of senior living care options, memory care is the most specific as it is designed to nurture and support those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia exclusively. This is because these residents require a uniquely flexible care plan that supports their specific needs and provides peace of mind to families.
In senior living communities with memory care, you can typically expect:
This is the most intensive senior living care option available. Here you’ll find round-the-clock and/or specialized care such as treating wounds, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections, catheter care, and monitoring vitals and medical equipment.
In senior living communities with skilled nursing, you can typically expect:
While all of these senior living care options are wonderful, you may be wondering what happens when a person needs to move from one option to another. Well, in a community like ours the transition is easy because we feature all of these senior living care options on the same campus! This gives residents invaluable peace of mind not only because they can remain in familiar surroundings, but all maintain continuity in care.