Parkvale Lodge

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4277 46a Ave
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 6T6 Canada

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Retirement homes are privately owned rental accommodations for seniors who are able to manage and pay for their own care. Retirement homes are also called retirement residences. A nursing home is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living. Assisted living comes by many names, such as residential care, board and care, or group homes. A retirement home is a multi-residence housing facility intended for senior citizens. Each state licensing agency has its own definition of the term it uses to describe assisted living. 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. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. Assisted living is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. Some facilities provide minor help with medications as well. A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit, care home or rest home provides a specific type of care for its residents. Generally, retirement homes are designed for seniors who need minimal to moderate support with their daily living activities. Retirement villages and retirement communities, unlike retirement homes, offer separate and autonomous homes for residents. A retirement home is a multi-residence housing facility intended for senior citizens. A retirement home differs from a nursing home primarily in the level of medical care given. Some facilities provide minor help with medications as well.

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