5 Types Of Elderly Care Facilities
When it comes to senior care, safety, convenience, and comfort are vital factors. In this read, we are going to take a look at the common types of residential care facilities. With a proper explanation of each, you should be in a better position to pick the right one for your loved one.
1. Assisted Living Facilities
Also referred to as congregate housing, assisted living facilities are best suited for people who need little to no help. Each person is given their own apartment, which is usually equipped with emergency signaling gadgets. The residents, however, use shared spaces such as dining rooms and living rooms. Minimal services available in these residences include housekeeping, central dining programs, security services, organized recreational activities, nonpersonal laundry, health transportation, etc.
2. Independent Retirement Living Communities
In these facilities, the resident has full control over all aspects of their life. As the title states, the individual should be independent in all daily living activities like bathing, dressing, bladder and bowel control, being able to walk, being mentally alert, etc. These facilities provide a living space for people of a particular age, usually seniors, and come in varying styles, from townhouses, single-family dwellings, condos, mobile homes, and high-rise apartments, all of which can be either owned or rented.
3. Residential Care Facilities
Also known as personal care homes, board and care homes, domiciliary care homes, or sheltered housing, residential care facilities provide housing for people who need help with medical and personal care needs. They are usually state-licensed and have to meet certain staffing requirements. Also, they are staffed 24-hours a day.
4. Nursing Homes
Nursing homes can provide either skilled or intermediate level of care. The latter is given to people who need help with daily living activities, some health services, and nursing supervision but not round-the-clock nursing care. On the contrary, skilled nursing care is given to people who require constant medical supervision, rehabilitation, and nursing care. In both situations, a physician’s request may be required for admission.
5. Continuing Care Facilities
Also known as multi-level care facilities, continuing care retirement communities offer a good balance between independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing homes. They assure the care recipient independent living while providing nursing assistance when required. This form of living arrangement is especially useful to couples that are usually in need of varying levels of care and want to maintain a strong and healthy relationship.
And there you have it, the most common types of care facilities. Of course, the best one will depend on your needs and so, it’s important to look at the perks each has to offer. Feel free to contact us or call us for any help you need with senior care.