Queensway Nursing Home
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A retirement home differs from a nursing home primarily in the level of medical care given. 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. Independent Living Communities enable residents to live as independently as possible, while providing certain services and social activities. 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. Independent living is a general name for any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. Housing arrangements for the future can be a stressful, anxiety-provoking topic for you and your family. Assisted living is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. 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. Assistance may include the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services provided by a trained staff person. Independent Living Communities enable residents to live as independently as possible, while providing certain services and social activities. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. Generally, retirement homes are designed for seniors who need minimal to moderate support with their daily living activities. Independent living is a general name for any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. 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. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living. You do not need to provide medical evidence that you need a minimum level of care.
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