“Bob, there’s a new senior community sprouting up every other week. What’s the difference in them all?” This is a question I get at least once a week. Well, they are all at least a little different in that some are independent living, some are assisted living, and some are nursing homes.
Here are the basic differences:
Independent Living: Caters to seniors who are very independent with few medical problems. There is no medical care provided by the facility.
Assisted Living: Communities are designed for seniors who are no longer able to live on their own safely but do not require the high level of care. Assistance with medications, activities of daily living, meals and housekeeping are routinely provided by the facility.
Memory Care: This is a type of assisted living for those with Alzheimer’s or a related type of dementia. Often a secure environment with specially trained staff.
Nursing Home: Provides around-the-clock skilled nursing care for elderly residents who require a high level of medical care and assistance.
At Danbury Senior Living, it is our goal to help our residents live their best life, no matter what. From independent apartments to assisted living and memory care, we can provide care for most seniors regardless of the level of support that’s needed. If you or a loved one can benefit from moving to a more supportive living environment, please give us a call today.