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Memory Care Home
Family of seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnoses can rest assured that their loved one will have their unique needs and challenges attended to in a Memory Care Community. These specially designed communities are licensed, secured for the residents’ safety and offer living assistance that helps residents thrive in a nurturing environment. These communities provide various levels of care as determined by the resident’s physician and the community admission assessment. Activities of daily living (ADLs) will assure their independence, hygiene and mobility are attended to, medication management and treatments are attended to by nurses on staff. These communities have 24-hour staff to assist residents engage in stimulating, brain-engaging activities, important routines, and in those times when they are restless by helping them to safely explore their environment. Most communities include daily seated exercise, music therapy and conversational and social engagement.
Independent Senior Living Communities
Independent Senior Living Communities are for ages 55 and older. They may include a gated community where you buy your home, rent an apartment or even Room & Board homes. We will ask you about the amenities you are wanting and if you want a community where you won’t need to move out, once you need care support, but can stay and age in place. Many Assisted Living Communities are actually appropriate for “independent” residents who need little or no assistance with activities of daily living. As you age, and you require some level of care assistance, you will be able to receive support without changing apartments. These Communities have month-to-month rent contract of apartments ranging in size from studio to two-bedroom/two-bathrooms, often include one or more meals in their dining room, and transportation services, housekeeping and laundry. Amenities will include a gym, pool, hair & nail salon, game room, social mixers, live entertainment and are pet friendly. Most do charge a one-time community fee that ranges from a few thousand dollars to the equivalent of one-month’s rent. But this is not the same as a CCRC buy-in.
Best Senior Living Communities
Assisted Living Communities are a licensed care facility that assists seniors who require various levels of care in a larger community setting. The basic services include: monthly apartment rent, utilities, cable TV, meals, transportation services, housekeeping, personal laundry and a full schedule of activities. These communities vary with their care levels and are based on an assessment of the potential resident to determine the level of care. Some communities differ in their ability to provide certain levels of care; such as transfers and diabetes management. These communities also require a one-time community fee upon move in. Some communities also include memory care for those that are memory impaired. Assisted Living Communities are great for those who enjoy a social environment as well as those who enjoy their privacy in a supportive environment.
An RFCE is a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, also known as a Board and Care Home. They are licensed by the Department of Social Services and can accommodate from 6 to as many as 30 residents. It is a Non-medical facility that offers non-medical or custodial care that Assist seniors with ADLs (activities of daily living). Services include Keeping the elderly safe and assistance with medication management, Bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, toileting, and incontinence care. RCFE’S can also accommodate seniors with special dietary restrictions such as low sodium, low sugar, pureed and mechanically soft foods. These homes also have hospice, bed bound and total care waivers. Many are able to care for different levels of dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients and more. These homes are private pay unless the patient has long-term care insurance that covers the RCFE.