There are many reasons why you or an older loved one may begin to consider some additional help. Perhaps you’re tired of cooking, cleaning, and maintaining the house. Maybe your loved one wants more opportunities to socialize and stay active. There may have been a recent health scare or a chronic condition may be getting worse. Regardless of the reason(s), families often believe there are few options available – having loved ones provide help, hiring at-home care, or moving to a nursing home. Not true! Senior living is another option, and despite what most people assume, it’s not the same thing as a nursing home. At all. Here’s how senior living communities differ from nursing homes.
Senior living is actually a continuum of care. Some senior living communities offer one type of care on the continuum and other communities offer multiple types of care on one campus. The most common types of care in senior living include:
While senior living communities offer multiple types of care, a nursing home provides one specific type of care. As such it differs from senior living communities in ways that include:
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