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Senior Living - info and advice for older adults. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with coordination of services by outside health careproviders. 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. Senior Living - info and advice for older adults. 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. Assistance may include the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services provided by a trained staff person. 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 is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. Each state licensing agency has its own definition of the term it uses to describe assisted living. Assisted living comes by many names, such as residential care, board and care, or group homes. Assisted living is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. A retirement home differs from a nursing home primarily in the level of medical care given. The usual retirement home pattern is that each person or couple in the home has an apartment-style room or suite of rooms. Generally, retirement homes are designed for seniors who need minimal to moderate support with their daily living activities. Nursing Home residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. You do not need to provide medical evidence that you need a minimum level of care. The usual retirement home pattern is that each person or couple in the home has an apartment-style room or suite of rooms. Staff is available twenty-four hours a day. You have a close network of nearby family, friends, and neighbors. 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. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance.
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