With so many types of senior care and assisted living facilities, we know it can be overwhelming trying to find the right match for your loved one.
Please feel free to call one of Amada’s Care Advisors to guide you in your decision-making. We will provide you with resources and help create a short list or possible communities based on your needs and budget. Then, we’ll personally escort you on a tour of selected communities to help you make your decision. We only recommend facilities that are properly licensed and which have passed our strict review.
Our assisted living placement service is completely FREE TO YOU, and you are under no obligation to select any of the facilities we recommend. To get recommendations on assisted living and other senior care communities in your area, visit the website or call the phone number of a location near you. Click the location pins on the map below for more information.
|Independent living communities are designed exclusively for seniors, generally those aged 55 and over. Housing varies widely from apartment-style living to freestanding homes. In general, the housing is well designed for older adults, often being more compact and easier to navigate, with yard maintenance provided if there is a yard. You may also hear the terms retirement communities, retirement homes, senior housing and senior apartments applied to independent living. In some cases these facilities will have meals provided and activities for their residents to enjoy.
Most independent living communities do not offer assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and other physical needs. Most independent living buildings allow outside caregivers to be brought in for these needs but do not have their own care staff, which you would find at an assisted living facility.
Summary: Independent living communities are ideal for those who need little or no physical help but enjoy living and participating in activities with groups their own age. Those who have serious physical limitations should either hire a caregiver or look for assisted living communities or care homes. Independent living does not provide caregivers and is therefore usually the least expensive senior care option.
|Assisted living combines independent living in a residential community with a variety of support services and healthcare. It is a relatively new concept and is in fact the fastest growing long-term care option for seniors. Residents can still enjoy an independent lifestyle but assistance is on hand, at various levels, to suit their needs. They may need help with everyday activities, personal care, incontinence, medication management, cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s and other challenges. An individualized service plan is developed for each resident when they move in and can be changed at any time.
Seniors who opt for assisted living are at a stage where living at home alone may no longer be a safe, viable option but they do not require constant medical care. Assisted living is an ideal intermediate option between independent living and those needing the more skilled, acute care provided in a nursing home. At many assisted living communities social activities are encouraged to keep clients physically and mentally stimulated.Summary: Assisted living communities can be a better solution seniors in need of assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, dressing, toileting, walking, feeding, etc. Whether minimal or full-time assistance is required, Assisted Living can usually create a plan that will work for you. The cost is more expensive than an independent living facility since care is provided.
|Care homes are also known as adult family homes, board and care homes or residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE). Care homes are homes in residential communities , which are retrofitted and licensed to care for seniors. They usually house 6-8 seniors with 2-3 caregivers on staff depending on state laws.
Care homes are the ideal solution for clients who need a lot of assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, toileting, etc. and who require frequent medical attention. Most care homes offer private or shared rooms and provide all meals and care for one flat rate. The staff to patient ratio is 1-3, providing more hands-on assistance than the assisted living option.Care homes may be run by registered nurses or by caregivers. They vary from simple to elegant and luxurious.
Summary: Care homes offer the best value in senior care as they have high staff to patient ratios and provide all meals and care for one flat rate. They are also able to provide medical care.
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Interested in talking with an Amada Senior Care coordinator to learn more about what options exist for your loved one? For a free consultation, contact us at 877-442-6232.