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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. 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. Senior Living - info and advice for older adults. 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. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with coordination of services by outside health careproviders. You do not need to provide medical evidence that you need a minimum level of care. A retirement home differs from a nursing home primarily in the level of medical care given. 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. Retirement villages and retirement communities, unlike retirement homes, offer separate and autonomous homes for residents. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living. Each state licensing agency has its own definition of the term it uses to describe assisted living. Other licensure terms used for this philosophy of care include Residential Care Home, Assisted Care Living Facilities, and Personal Care Homes. Independent living is a general name for any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. A nursing home is normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital.
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