Care Choices

Assisted Living

The Assisted Living Federation of America defines assisted living facilities as a long-term care option that combines housing, support services, and health care. This alternative is designed for seniors that require assistance with everyday activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as meals, medication management, or assistance with bathing, dressing, and transportation.

Independent Living

Independent Living communities offer apartment style living to healthy and active seniors who do not yet need help with their ADL’s.  These communities offer many services and amenities like: full kitchens; meal plans; local transportation; tours and programs; on-site doctors visits; salons; exercise rooms; many common areas for your enjoyment.  However, if life begins to change, help can often times be provided for you.

Memory Care

For senior's suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders, Memory Care Communities provide the special services to help your loved one.  Similar to Assisted Living Communities - Memory Care Communities offer seniors assistance with their ADL's.  But in addition, offer specialized activities and programs that focus on sensory stimulation. Residents are in a much safer and stimulating environment, provided by a loving, well trained and knowledgeable staff.

Nurse - Assisted Living Facility
 
Elder - Continuing Care

Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

These communities offer a variety of care options all on the same campus.  The level of care often times includes: Independent Living; Assisted Living; Memory Care and Skilled Nursing.  The individual components are similar to what has already been described.  The primary difference is the financial commitment required and available benefits provided to a resident that begin in Independent Living and remain through the other levels of care.

Residential Care Homes

This type of housing are state-licensed, group living arrangements designed to meet the needs of people who cannot live independently and are in need of care typically found in an Assisted Living community.  These homes are located in neighborhoods and offer a true living at home type of setting. When needed, help is provided with daily activities such as eating, walking, toileting, bathing, and dressing.

Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing care facilities, commonly referred to as Nursing Homes, are licensed healthcare facilities that are inspected and regulated by the state’s Department of Health Services. They offer long- and short-term care for individuals who need rehabilitation services or who suffer from serious or persistent health issues, such as Alzheimer’s disease, that are too complicated to be tended to at home or at an Assisted Living facility.

In-Home Care

When staying at home is the primary focus, but a senior still needs some help, In-Home Care may be the solution. Caregivers can provide a broad range of non-medical care and general help around the house. Their goal is to provide whatever the senior and their family needs in order for them to remain independent in their own homes. Some services provided by private duty home caregivers include:

• Personal care - bathing / dressing, hygiene, transfers, and ambulation
• Homemakers / companions
• Meal preparation
• Medication reminders
• Caregivers trained for clients with specialized conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease, hospice, end of life or other needs
• Transportation for shopping, doctor's visits or other needs

Other Resources

At Senior Solutions, we pride ourselves by offering a variety of other referral resources to aid the families that we work with.  Our mantra is to "Never Say No".  If we are not able to directly help your situation - we will strive to point you in the direction of the available resources that we know.  Some of these resource types include:
 
• Elder Law Attorneys
• Financial Planners
• Real Estate Services
• Veterans Benefits
• Downsizing Experts
• Medicaid Planning
• Life Alert Systems

Elder Care - Independent Living
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