Independent Living Communities & Retirement Communities
These are for healthy, self-reliant seniors who seek the freedom and privacy of a separate, easy-to-maintain apartment. Such communities usually include organized social activities. Most have their own kitchens so they can still prepare meals. Often if help is needed, they hire an outside agency for assistance. This type of living is privately paid.
Residential Care Homes/Board & Care Homes
These are homes that specialize in providing care for the elderly they are usually with residents up to six(6).
The homes provide assistance with daily living such as bathing, dressing, incontinence care, medication management, social activities, prompting and cuing, and meals. This is paid by Private Pay or Long-Term Care Insurance
Assisted Living Communities
These types of communities offer a range of services for adults who can live independently with socialization and meals but also my need help with activities of daily living also called ADL’s. For an additional charge, they can range from a LOW level of care to a high level of care.
The items are a la carte, such as bathing, personal hygiene, medication management, assistance to the dining room or an activity, etc. Amenities included generally are meals, housekeeping, laundry service, transportation, emergency call service and planned activities and outings. Many communities also include on-site staff licensed nurses and 24-hour health status monitoring. This is Private Pay and or Long-Term Care Insurance.
Memory & Dementia Care & Alzheimer’s Communities
Memory care communities accommodate residents with all forms of dementia and other memory impairments and neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and strokes.
These communities have specially trained staff and often deal with behaviors as well as provide care and have awake staff. The activities offered are customized to encourage and enhance those with memory issues.
Most Alzheimer’s and dementia communities are within an assisted living community in a separate wing, or you will find them in their own standalone type community that specializes in dealing with symptoms of these diseases. These types of communities also include secured areas to prevent wandering. This is Private Pay and or Long-Term Care Insurance.
Is non-medical assistance where you can get assistance in the home with medication administration, bathing and showering, dressing, incontinence care, meals, outings, doctor appointments light housekeeping, laundry, and someone to do things with for seniors with or without dementia. This is paid by Private Pay or Long-Term Care Insurance
Is a short-term stay in a community. Respite is usually a minimum of weeks to a month. Usually in a larger community, rather than the small residential care homes. Daily rates, which include overnight stays. Respite charges are Private Pay.
Hospice care exists in the hope and belief that through effective, compassionate care, patients can approach the end of their lives with dignity and comfort in the midst of a caring environment sensitive to their needs.
Hospice agencies do this by helping patients achieve physical and emotional comfort so they can concentrate on living life as fully as possible. You can choose to stay at home or move to a community. Hospice is paid for by Medicare insurance.
Finding a support group for individuals, friends, and families who are looking to connect during life’s challenging times. Let me help you find the right one for you. Alzheimer’s Support Group, Parkinson’s Support Groups, and many other types of support for you in the area you need.