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Retirement villages and retirement communities, unlike retirement homes, offer separate and autonomous homes for residents. Each state licensing agency has its own definition of the term it uses to describe assisted living. The usual retirement home pattern is that each person or couple in the home has an apartment-style room or suite of rooms. Some facilities provide minor help with medications as well. 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. Retirement homes are also called retirement residences. A nursing home may be a good choice if both medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home. A nursing home may be a good choice if both medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home. A nursing home is normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital. Nursing Home residents in a skilled nursing facility may also receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. 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. 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. Generally, retirement homes are designed for seniors who need minimal to moderate support with their daily living activities. A nursing home may be a good choice if both medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home.

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