St Andrews Center

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12720 111 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 3X3 Canada

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Independent living is a general name for any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. More than two-thirds of the states use the licensure term assisted living. Independent living is a general name for any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with coordination of services by outside health careproviders. You do not need to provide medical evidence that you need a minimum level of care. A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit, care home or rest home provides a specific type of care for its residents. Assisted Living communities are regulated and licensed at the US state level. Assistance may include the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services provided by a trained staff person. Generally, retirement homes are designed for seniors who need minimal to moderate support with their daily living activities. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with coordination of services by outside health careproviders. A retirement home differs from a nursing home primarily in the level of medical care given. 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. Nursing Home residents in a skilled nursing facility may also receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. Retirement homes are also called retirement residences. Assisted Living communities are regulated and licensed at the US state level. 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. A retirement home is a multi-residence housing facility intended for senior citizens. 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. There is a wide range of home care services that can help you maintain your independence within the comfort of your own home, from in home help to day care. An assisted living facility may be a good choice if you need more personal care services than are feasible at home or in an independent living retirement community.

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