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Assisted living is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. A retirement home differs from a nursing home primarily in the level of medical care given. Other licensure terms used for this philosophy of care include Residential Care Home, Assisted Care Living Facilities, and Personal Care Homes. A nursing home is normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital. An assisted living facility may be a good choice if you donít need the round-the-clock medical care and supervision of a nursing home. Nursing Home residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. A place in a retirement home can be paid for on a rental basis, like an apartment, or can be bought in perpetuity on the same basis as a condominium. Independent living is a general name for any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. Assisted living emerged in the 1990s as an eldercare alternative on the continuum of care for seniors for whom Independent living is no longer appropriate but who do not need the 24-hour medical care provided by a nursing home. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Retirement villages and retirement communities, unlike retirement homes, offer separate and autonomous homes for residents. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. Senior Living - info and advice for older adults. A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit, care home or rest home provides a specific type of care for its residents. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living.
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