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Senior Living Near Me
 

Senior Living

The term senior living encompasses a wide variety of senior living options based on lifestyle, budget and level of care. Having options is very beneficial, but it can cause confusion. Understanding senior living options is important. Let's take a brief look at what they are:

Senior Communities
These are usually age qualified to age 62 + and many are residents are in their 70's and 80's. Meals and services are provided as well as many other services like transportation and activities.

Assisted Living
Assisted living is for active seniors who may need some assistance with services, but can live the majority of their lives in an independent fashion. Assisted living options include single family homes, apartments, facilities, communities and condominiums. Most include outside maintenance, social event coordination, medical assistance in needed, and safety measures.

55+ Communities
Senior homes also include 55+ communities that are restricted to residents at least 55 years or older. These communities may or may not have a community clubhouse and can include single family homes, condos, townhomes or apartments.

Skilled Nursing Facilities
Skilled nursing facilities are also commonly referred to as nursing homes. They offer a significant amount of care for seniors similar to a hospital. Skilled nursing provides 24/7 monitoring and includes medical care and assistance with daily living such as eating, bathing and dressing. These facilities are staffed with at least one physician as well as other medical professionals such as registered nurses and nursing aides.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)
(Now called Life Plan Communities) CCRCs provide a continuum of care ranging from independent living arrangements to skilled nursing,all in one location. As the patient's care needs increase, they are easily transported to a new area of the community to make sure they get the care they need. This is a very convenient option for seniors and their families who want to ensure they are able to live in one location.

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