Types of Senior Living Housing
Posted by Mike McQuinn on November 19, 2013 | 1 comment
When it comes to Senior Living, some people may be confused about the different types of senior homes. When you or a loved one is ready to move into a senior home, you need to understand the differences between them all because this will help you decide the perfect home for you. You do not want to waste your time if you do not fit the bill. Below, I have listed several different homes and the explanations.
Independent Living Communities
Independent Living Communities are specifically designed for seniors who are very independent with very few medical problems. The communities are for seniors who want to live in an apartment and there is care if needed. There is usually a fine dining restaurant and frequent social outings and events to choose from. The price usually ranges from $1,500 to $3,500 per month.
- Retirement Communities
- Congregate Care
- Retirement Villages
- Continuing Care Retirement Community
These types of communities are designed for seniors who can no longer live on their own safely but they still do not require much care. Assistance with daily activities and medication are a given. Staff is available 24 hours and some even have in home nurses for routine checkups. The price for this is about $2,500 to $4,000 per month. This depends on the size of the room and the level of care needed.
- Assisted Care Community
- Personal Care Home
If you or a loved one require a high level of medical care, a nursing home is going to be best for you. They have nurses on staff for a full 24 hours in case of an emergency or minor services. Some of these homes now provide rehab from an injury, illness or surgery. Residents usually share rooms and have a cafeteria for meals. The prices range from $4,000 to $8,000 a month.
- Nursing Center
- Convalescent Care
- Skilled Nursing
- Long Term Care Facility
This type of care is sometimes included in either assisted living or nursing home setting. It will be a little more expensive than the going price, but that is because they require more care. They live in different apartments and have different activities than the other residents so they can be monitored closely. This can range anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000 per month.
- Memory Care
- Dementia Care
Residential Care Homes
These are private homes that have live in caretakers and residents live together. This is a good option for seniors who need care but also want a more private, home-like community. You get assistance with many daily activities such as dressing or bathing. Ask about services they offer when you visit because they can vary from community to community. The price for this is $1,500 to $3,000 per month.
- Board and Care Homes
- Group Homes
- Adult Family Homes
This is a temporary home that allows the caregivers to get time off by having the residents stay somewhere that meets their needs. Many assisted living and nursing homes have these short term programs. Residents can stay from either weeks or months at a time. This can also give seniors a sense of the atmosphere and they may decide to like in these homes. It is a good place to start a transition. These cost $75 to $100 per day.
- Short-term Stay Programs
- Adult Day Care
When you or a loved one is looking for an option, make sure you are looking in the right places. If you are looking for an assisted living home, call The Manor on Marston Lake at 303-932-9808 today!