Assisted Living Communities
Assisted living residences are aimed at helping residents remain as self-sufficient as possible with the assurance of assistance when needed. A combination of housing, meals, personal care and support, social activities, 24-hour supervision and, in some residences, health-related services is usually provided. Assisted living facilities are a great choice for those who can’t live on their own, but do not need nursing care. As needs change, these facilities offer different levels of care at different costs – and some are even associated with nursing facilities should your loved one eventually need full-time nursing care.
Article reference: https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/basics/info-2017/assisted-living-options.html
Residential Care Homes
Residential care homes are intended to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing homes. Sometimes they are also known as adult family homes, group homes, or board and are homes. This type of facility targets seniors who may require occasional medical care, and do not want to live in a large senior community but require the level of assistance that a larger community (such as a nursing home or an assisted living community) can offer. The staff at residential care homes can assist residents with the usual basic living tasks.
Article reference: (https://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2011/05/31/differences-between-residential-care-homes-and-nur)
Care needs for those with Alzheimer’s disease can change as the stages of the disease progress. Creating a plan soon after diagnosis will help ensure that care requests from your loved one are considered and incorporated into their life with Alzheimer’s.6 Care Options for Alzheimer’s Patients Alzheimer’s affects each person differently, though you can expect some symptoms to worsen over time. Eventually, people with the disease require round-the-clock care, so it’s important to plan for your loved one’s care and well-being soon after diagnosis. At Rodriguez Consulting we will help you every step of the way to come up with plan for your elderly love one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
Article reference: (https://www.alzheimers.net/care-options-for-alzheimers/)
In-Home Care Services
Home care (also referred to as domiciliary care, social care, or in-home care) is supportive care provided in the home. Care may be provided by licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical treatment needs or by professional caregivers who provide daily assistance to ensure the activities of daily living (ADLs) are met.
Article reference (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_care)
Independent Living Communities
Designed for seniors who are active, healthy and able to live without assistance. They generally consists of homes, condominiums, town houses, apartments, and/or mobile and motor homes where residents maintain an independent lifestyle. Some communities offer only minimal services such as building and grounds maintenance, and security. The residential units may be rented on a monthly basis or owned as condominiums or cooperatives. Basically they are no different from other residential enclaves except that there is an age restriction (over 55) or an age target.
Article reference: (https://www.retirementliving.com/independent-living-communities)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
A continuing care retirement community (CCRC), sometimes known as a life-care community, is a type of retirement community in the U.S. where a continuum of aging care needs—from independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care—can all be met within the community. These various levels of shelter and care may be housed on different floors or wings of a single high-rise building or in physically adjacent buildings, such as garden apartments, cottages, duplexes, mid- and low-rise buildings, or spread out in a campus setting. The emphasis of the CCRC model is to enable residents to avoid having to move, except to another level of care within the community, if their needs change.
Article reference: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuing_care_retirement_communities_in_the_United_States)