Consumers looking for long-term care options for their loved ones have a variety of options to choose from. From independent living environments, to the personal care homes and assisted living that give residents a feeling like home, or a medically focused nursing home, you're not short on options.
Below, you'll find varying levels of service available to your loved one as you navigate what's best for them:
Senior Living and Personal Care Homes
Senior living and personal care homes include housing, personalized supportive services, and health care designed to meet the needs, both planned and unplanned, of those who require help with daily living activities.
Home and Community Care
Home and community care services include home health care aides, Meals on Wheels programs, visits from church members, help with shopping, and daily adult care.
Subsidized Senior Housing
Subsidized housing for low to moderate income seniors is available through some federal and state programs. While residents generally live independently in an apartment within the senior housing complex, assistance may include help with tasks such as shopping and laundry.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
There are housing communities that provide varying levels of care based on resident needs, also called CCRCs. They include independent living, assisted living, personal care homes and skilled nursing apartments. In these communities, residents are able to move from one setting to another based on their needs, but continue to remain a part of the overall community.
Nursing homes provide housing, meals, recreational activities, help with daily living, and protective supervision to residents. These facilities are based on a medical model and residents usually have physical or mental impairments that keep them from living independently.