Senior Living Options
The search for the right senior living options can be a time consuming and stressful task. Senior Living Communities offer differing levels of care, a broad array of available amenities and a wide range of price points. Factors to consider include: What level of senior care is needed? What if we need memory care and which properties offer this? How much will it cost? Are there openings at the places that interest me? How do I get started? Assisted Living Connections provides the senior and their family with a list of matches based on the criteria dictated from a resident assessment. We are available to accompany the senior/family on tours of the communities or homes. Once the senior/family finds the perfect match for their needs, we help facilitate the move and make things as painless as possible.
Independent Living Communities(No care, totally independent)
are geared for seniors who wish to reduce or eliminate the responsibilities of running a household; no longer wish to live alone; desire a socialized environment and want a sense of security. Housing options vary and are friendlier to older adults. They are often more compact and easier to navigate.
Assisted Living Communities(Care = light to moderate)
are usually based on several levels of care, beginning with independent living. Private apartments offer seniors their own personal haven with the benefit of 24-hour care giving services. Dining, activities, and socialization are just down the hall. Assisted Services can be as simple as medication monitoring, or can include some or all of the following: bathing, grooming, escorting services, special food preparation, incontinence care, escorts to medical appointments.
Board & Care Homes(Care = moderate to high)
provide a high level of care and assistance with a high staff-to-resident ratio. Licensed for 6 residents, Board & Care’s offer a residential, home-like atmosphere with almost one-on-one care and supervision. These facilities are for ambulatory or non-ambulatory residents that may require assistance with bathing, dressing, medication supervision, incontinence care, walking, feeding & grooming. Many homes specialize in higher care needs, including Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Memory/Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Facilities(Care = moderate to high)
These facilities provide specialized care and supervision for people with significant memory loss. They are secured so if a resident tries to exit the facility, an alarm will sound. Twenty-four hour “awake” staffing is provided. Residents are required to have a primary diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to be admitted.
Skilled Nursing Facilities(Care = high, medical facility)
Nursing Homes, Convalescent Care, and Rehabilitation Centers are all names for Skilled Nursing Facilities. As a medical care model they provide 24-hour skilled nursing care by licensed, trained professionals. They offer Physical and Occupational Therapy, speech and respiratory therapies, wound care, and post hospitalization care. These facilities are for patients with nursing needs of a medical nature i.e. require tube feeding or IV.