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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. 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. Retirement villages and retirement communities, unlike retirement homes, offer separate and autonomous homes for residents. Assistance may include the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services provided by a trained staff person. A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit, care home or rest home provides a specific type of care for its residents. Housing arrangements for the future can be a stressful, anxiety-provoking topic for you and your family. Housing arrangements for the future can be a stressful, anxiety-provoking topic for you and your family. Independent Living Communities enable residents to live as independently as possible, while providing certain services and social activities. Retirement villages and retirement communities, unlike retirement homes, offer separate and autonomous homes for residents. 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 differs from a nursing home primarily in the level of medical care given. 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. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. The usual retirement home pattern is that each person or couple in the home has an apartment-style room or suite of rooms.

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