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A nursing home is normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital. 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. A retirement home is a multi-residence housing facility intended for senior citizens. Independent living is a general name for any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. Assisted Living communities are regulated and licensed at the US state level. An assisted living facility may be a good choice if you donít need the round-the-clock medical care and supervision of a nursing home. A nursing home is normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. You do not need to provide medical evidence that you need a minimum level of care. Senior Housing - find independent and assisted living facilities, nursing homes, retirement communities, and other elderly care. Retirement villages and retirement communities, unlike retirement homes, offer separate and autonomous homes for residents. 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. An assisted living facility may be a good choice if you donít need the round-the-clock medical care and supervision of a nursing home. Assisted living comes by many names, such as residential care, board and care, or group homes. More than two-thirds of the states use the licensure term assisted living.

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