Click on the type of housing community from the table below to learn about the general description for the nature of the facility. Click the type of community from the list on the right to find your local facility.
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Alzheimer's special care units are designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. These facilities usually have therapeutic programs to address the physical, mental, psychological and spiritual needs of the individual.
Assisted living communities are for those needing assistance with daily living activities, but wishing to live as independently as possible will use this type of facility. This type of facility usually offers a combination of housing and meals together with supporting and health care services. An assisted living community exists to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing homes. Sometimes this type of facility is referred to as Residential care, Adult home, Adult living facility, Adult congregate living care and community based retirement.
Continuing care retirement communities are designed to offer active seniors an independent lifestyle from the privacy of their own home. Typically the community offers coordinated social activities, dining services and health care.
Hospice is a philosophy of coordinated care for patients and their loved ones. A hospice offers care, comfort, compassion and dignity to those those with a live limiting illness by focusing on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Care and compassion in a hospice.
Nursing homes are facilities to provide long-term care to individuals who require ongoing nursing care and supervision. Most nursing homes have services and staff to address issues such as nutrition, spirituality, recreation and medical care, including physical, occupational and speech/language therapies.
Respite care is for short-term needs of seniors and their caregivers. Often this type of facility is used to help someone with temporary needs, such as recovering from surgery or an illness which requires some extra care and attention, a short-term stay facility while a primary caregiver may be on vacation, etc.
Senior housing advisory services are consulting or referral services especially geared to evaluating the most appropriate living facility taking into consideration numerous issues including location, cost, amenities, level of care and other similar considerations.
Skilled nursing facilities are designed for seniors who are in need of 24 hour nursing care. The focus of this facility is often an integrated program of medical care with supportive services to strengthen physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.