If you or a loved one have either recently made the decision to move to a more comfortable location in a senior living community, or else are simply researching the different options for the future, then it can sometimes be more than a bit confusing when being bombarded with information from every possible source.
With this being said, continue reading for a comprehensive guide to the different residential options for seniors and what each one basically entails.
Day care, often referred to as temporary care, is either when a medically trained professional visits the home to take care of the individual on a day-to-day, or every other day, basis, or else the individual is taken to a day care center. The latter is sometimes known as respite care.
Essentially, day care is ideal for older adults who are recovering from an operation of other medical treatment, or else their primary caregiver is away, is working long hours during that time or else needs a break.
Senior Living Facilities
Senior living facilities are basically very much identical to living in your own home in your own neighborhood, except matters such as household bills and other financial worries are taken care of for you.
Prestigious and established senior living communities pride themselves on providing, cultivating and constantly improving the community spirit and ethos of their facilities, with residents in New Jersey senior living facilities experiencing the full range of activities, excursions, hobby classes, talks and events that one could possibly imagine.
Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living facilities are similar in many ways to senior living facilities, with the one main difference being an advanced level of care, help and assistance for each and every resident.
The aim of assisted living facilities is always to ensure that each resident lives as independently as possible for as long as possible, but if there ever comes a time when they need extra help, in terms of everyday chores or activities to more detailed and regular medical assistance, the provisions and staff are trained and ready to help.
Care homes or Nursing homes, as they are more commonly known as in the UK, offer a variety of different levels of care dependent entirely on the needs of the individual.
Nursing homes can offer more general respite and old age care for the elderly, as well as more specific care to treat and help a variety of individuals, offering such services as memory and dementia care, mental health care, sensory impairment care and physical disability care.
Another alternative provision of professional care for either yourself or your loved one would be to arrange at-home care.
At-home (or in-home) care is essentially where either a trained medical professional or else a primary caregiver such as a family member, close friend or loved one spends either all or certainly part of each day helping and assisting the individual in the safety and comfort of their own home.