Today’s retirement communities offer a great range of possibilities for individuals interested in moving to a new home. When choosing among these options, it’s important to consider the type of assistance that you or your loved one will need, now or in the foreseeable future. Here are some of the varieties of housing available to today’s seniors:
Independent Living offers an attractive option for active adults who do not require assistance with activities of daily living. Some of these facilities may offer dining plans and transportation services, as well as planned events that can help to create a sense of community among residents. For more information, please visit The Woods.
Assisted Living provides progressive levels of care for those who may need some supervision but do not require the services of a skilled nursing facility. All meals and housekeeping services are provided in these communities, along with regularly planned activities. A nursing staff, available around the clock, oversees medication disbursal and provides assistance with toileting, bathing and other activities of daily living. Some communities may also offer special accommodations for those with feeding, diabetic or mobility issues. For more information, please visit Parkside or The Gardens.
Skilled Nursing communities, often called nursing homes, are overseen by a medical director and have licensed nurses on-site 24/hours a day. These facilities provide support for those with illnesses or conditions requiring full-time monitoring and/or medical care. Services and amenities include daily planned activities, administration of medications, and support with toileting, bathing, and other personal care. All meals are provided, along with housekeeping services. Some of these communities may provide short-term, rehabilitative care, generally for those who have been in the hospital at least three days. For more information, please visit The Healthcare Center.
Memory Care facilities offer dedicated, secured units for those with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges. These communities generally support all levels of assisted living while offering daily activities designed for those with memory impairments. All meals and housekeeping services are provided. For more information, please visit Parkside, The Gardens, or The Healthcare Center.
Lifecare and Continuing Care Retirement Communities generally offer most of the housing options listed above. These special campuses are designed to meet the changing needs of their residents, enabling them to remain as long as possible in the same community. For more information, please visit about Beth Sholom.