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Independent living is a general name for any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. Senior Living - info and advice for older adults. A nursing home may be a good choice if both medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home. Assisted living comes by many names, such as residential care, board and care, or group homes. You do not need to provide medical evidence that you need a minimum level of care. 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. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. Assisted living comes by many names, such as residential care, board and care, or group homes. Generally, retirement homes are designed for seniors who need minimal to moderate support with their daily living activities. A nursing home may be a good choice if you need a higher level of care temporarily after a hospitalization, but itís anticipated you will be able to return to home or another facility after a period of time. The usual retirement home pattern is that each person or couple in the home has an apartment-style room or suite of rooms. 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 homes are privately owned rental accommodations for seniors who are able to manage and pay for their own care. Assistance may include the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services provided by a trained staff person. 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. Each state licensing agency has its own definition of the term it uses to describe assisted living.
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