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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. A place in a retirement home can be paid for on a rental basis, like an apartment, or can be bought in perpetuity on the same basis as a condominium. 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. Assisted living comes by many names, such as residential care, board and care, or group 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. Housing arrangements for the future can be a stressful, anxiety-provoking topic for you and your family. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living. Assisted living is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit, care home or rest home provides a specific type of care for its residents. A retirement home differs from a nursing home primarily in the level of medical care given.
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