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 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.
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