Assisted Living Facilities Versus Nursing Homes: What Is The Difference?
- Light housekeeping
- Prepared meals
- The security of a dedicated support staff in the event of an emergency
Because the patrons are more like normal people in terms of their lifestyles, it is nicer and easier to make friends with the other residents. Assisted living is more for people who are not in dire need of health services: those who can live on their own but need a little help. These assisted living facilities allow the person to remain as independent as possible but still get a level of care that would be unavailable or unaffordable at a home. The senior gets the help he/she needs without giving up freedom.
Nursing homes are different because they provide a custodial care paired with a high level of medical care. They offer help with bathing, feeding, and dressing and also with medication. They are a senior’s best friend if the person is frail and old and cannot live at an assisted living facility. Offering the highest level of quality care outside of a hospital, they are more geared toward medical care and health issues for the sick and elderly.
What Kinds Of Services Do An Assisted Living Facility Provide?
- Three communal meals a day
- Help with eating, bathing, and dressing,
- Home maintenance, transportation, security, emergency call system
- Exercise programs and medication help.
Who Is Eligible To Move Into An Assisted Living Facility?
Megan writes for Assisted Living Today, a leading source of information on a range of topics related to elderly living and retirement care and facilities that can also help to connect you with the perfect care home.