Independent Living Communities are the ideal setting for most seniors looking to downsize their space. Those are apartment like settings with availability of Independent Living or purchasing additional options such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, and enhanced care services. Social activities are commonly available to Independent Living community members, as well as on site visiting physicians, hair salon services, and transportation. Payment source is private pay.
Assisted Living communities offer 24 hour care and supervision. Staff members assist with activities of daily living such as personal care needs, medication management, and activity programming. Living arrangements vary from small studios with a private bathroom to one or two bedroom apartments with small kitchenettes. Those residing in assisted living are encouraged to participate in activity programming and have access to exercise rooms, dining rooms, beauty salons, and chapel areas. The care approach focuses on the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of the resident. Licensing types may vary and payment source is typically private pay.
Memory care communities are specialty units designed to meet the needs of those with diagnosis of Dementia or irreversible memory impairment. These specialty units provide 24 hour care and supervision and many anticipate daily care needs of those they serve. These units are typically alarmed or secured and have additional mechanisms in place to promote resident safety. Staff members are specialty trained in soothing signs of agitation and restlessness, levels of confusion, and providing companionship to those in need. The majority of memory care units are private pay and licensing types may vary.
Nursing Homes & Rehab Centers
Nursing Homes provide basic, skilled, or sub acute care to those who are in need of more advanced medical treatment than assisted living communities can provide. They are regulated by the State Department of Public Health, and are certified by the State for Medicare and Medicaid. Staff members may consist of skilled nurses and licensed team members.
Although Nursing Homes may provide long-term or skilled care, most provide a key health-step on the path to assisted living or adult foster care homes, with many encouraging hopes of returning home after short term rehab. Payment sources typically include Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance or private pay.
Adult Foster Care
Many loved ones today are cared for by a familiar individual in a home-like setting. Adult Foster Care homes offer an enriching home style environment that promotes socialization and companionship. Licensed AFC homes provide personal care assistance, medication management, meals, housekeeping, and laundry services. Most residents at AFC homes can age in place. Payment sources include private pay and Auto related insurances.