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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. You do not need to provide medical evidence that you need a minimum level of care. Retirement homes are privately owned rental accommodations for seniors who are able to manage and pay for their own care. 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. Nursing Home residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Nursing Home residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Other licensure terms used for this philosophy of care include Residential Care Home, Assisted Care Living Facilities, and Personal Care Homes. 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. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. Each state licensing agency has its own definition of the term it uses to describe assisted living. Housing arrangements for the future can be a stressful, anxiety-provoking topic for you and your family. 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. 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 housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit, care home or rest home provides a specific type of care for its residents. The usual retirement home pattern is that each person or couple in the home has an apartment-style room or suite of rooms.
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