Deciding to move out of one's home and into a different type of housing brings up a multitude of questions. Will a board and care home; assisted living facility, or nursing home be the best choice? What are the differences between these housing options?
Board and Care Homes: These are also known as Care Homes, Senior Homes or Group Homes. They are smaller in scale than assisted living facilities and offer a home like setting. Most house 6 residents and are family oriented.
Assisted Living Facilities: These are also known as Assisted Living Communities and are private apartment style facilities that provide assistance with daily living activities, supervision, health-related services and social activities.
Skilled Nursing Homes: Skilled Nursing Facilities offer the highest level of care for those who may be dependent on others for their health care needs. Many of these facilities also offer rehabilitation (physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy) to those needing short-term care after a severe illness or injury.
Memory Care: Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care offers a specialized level of care for those diagnosed with illnesses related to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. There are board and care homes and assisted living communities that have secure environments and specially trained staff to work with the unique needs of their patients. For more complex medical care, skilled nursing also offers memory care.
Retirement Facilities: Independent facilities are for those 55 and above and requiring no assistance with activities of daily living or personal care services. Transportation, meals and activities are usually offered.
How can Leslie help you choose the right facility?
Leslie begins with an assessment to determine the level of care required, financial requirements, desired geographical area, and personal preferences. Developing an in-depth understanding of your unique situation enables Leslie present options that meet your needs and to arrange for visits to facilities that meet your defined long term care needs.
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