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Nursing Home residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Senior Housing - find independent and assisted living facilities, nursing homes, retirement communities, and other elderly care. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. More than two-thirds of the states use the licensure term assisted living. 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. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with coordination of services by outside health careproviders. A nursing home may be a good choice if both medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home. Retirement homes are privately owned rental accommodations for seniors who are able to manage and pay for their own care. Some facilities provide minor help with medications as well. Other licensure terms used for this philosophy of care include Residential Care Home, Assisted Care Living Facilities, and Personal Care Homes. Independent living is a general name for any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. Assisted living comes by many names, such as residential care, board and care, or group homes. The usual retirement home pattern is that each person or couple in the home has an apartment-style room or suite of rooms. Assistance may include the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services provided by a trained staff person. 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. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living. Staff is available twenty-four hours a day.

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