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Assisted living comes by many names, such as residential care, board and care, or group homes. Assisted Living communities are regulated and licensed at the US state level. Assisted living comes by many names, such as residential care, board and care, or group homes. You have a close network of nearby family, friends, and neighbors. A retirement home is a multi-residence housing facility intended for senior citizens. 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 residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with coordination of services by outside health careproviders. Some facilities provide minor help with medications as well. 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. More than two-thirds of the states use the licensure term assisted living. 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. 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. Retirement homes are also called retirement residences. Assisted living is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. 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. Other licensure terms used for this philosophy of care include Residential Care Home, Assisted Care Living Facilities, and Personal Care Homes. Retirement villages and retirement communities, unlike retirement homes, offer separate and autonomous homes for residents. Nursing Home residents in a skilled nursing facility may also receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. You do not need to provide medical evidence that you need a minimum level of care. Each state licensing agency has its own definition of the term it uses to describe assisted living.

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