Read about the different types of care and communities in order to select the senior living style that suits your needs. With so many communities and choices available, we are committed to helping you easily navigate the process with confidence.
Active adult communities are either age-targeted or age-restricted. They offer home ownership for adults 55+. These communities are maintenance free and offer a monthly association fee. Many of these communities are single family homes, cottages, patio homes, condominiums and townhomes.
These offer all the amenities of regular apartment communities but have a minimum age requirement, in some communities it is 55 years of age, in others it is 62. Many of these apartments offer reduced rent for those that qualify, they are identified as "affordable" apartment communities.
These offer older adult congregate housing that is generally replete with many amenities and social activities and services. Most communities offer restaurant-style meals, frequent events and country club style furnishings.
These offer help with all aspects of daily activities (bathing, grooming and dressing assistance, perhaps) in the atmosphere of semi-private living units. There is a wide range of services and amenities offered in this category.
Providers of licensed health care services, in the home and communities offer non-medical assistance with such tasks as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, companion care, light housekeeping and transportation.
These can be a special unit of a free-standing community designed to sensitively care for those with Alzheimer's or memory-related disorders.
These offer hospital-like attention in an institutional atmosphere. These facilities offer 24-hour supervision. The amount of additional services, upkeep, food, and the structure of facilities can vary from nursing home to nursing home. They also may specialize in short term or acute nursing care, intermediate care or long term skilled nursing care.
Hospice care may be provided in the home or a senior care facility. Services can include pain management and a variety of emotional, spiritual and physical support issues.
They are providers of licensed health care services in the home and communities. They offer non-medical assistance with such tasks as bathing, dressing, meal preparation and transportation.
Home health agencies offer skilled nursing services, wound care, distribution of medication, physical and rehabilitation therapies.