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A retirement home differs from a nursing home primarily in the level of medical care given. You have a close network of nearby family, friends, and neighbors. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with coordination of services by outside health careproviders. Nursing Home residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Staff is available twenty-four hours a day. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living. 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. 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. Staff is available twenty-four hours a day. 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. 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. Other licensure terms used for this philosophy of care include Residential Care Home, Assisted Care Living Facilities, and Personal Care Homes. Retirement homes are also called retirement residences. Some facilities provide minor help with medications as well. 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. Housing arrangements for the future can be a stressful, anxiety-provoking topic for you and your family. Retirement villages and retirement communities, unlike retirement homes, offer separate and autonomous homes for residents. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. A nursing home may be a good choice if both medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home. 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.

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