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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. The housing is friendlier to older adults, more compact, with easier navigation and assistance in outside maintenance. 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. Each state licensing agency has its own definition of the term it uses to describe assisted living. You have a close network of nearby family, friends, and neighbors. 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 is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. More than two-thirds of the states use the licensure term assisted living. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit, care home or rest home provides a specific type of care for its residents. The usual retirement home pattern is that each person or couple in the home has an apartment-style room or suite of rooms. 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 is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. Some facilities provide minor help with medications as well. A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit, care home or rest home provides a specific type of care for its residents. Assistance may include the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services provided by a trained staff person. Nursing Home residents in a skilled nursing facility may also receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with coordination of services by outside health careproviders.

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