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What is the Difference Between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home?

There are many different types of senior housing. These include independent living communities, assisted living, nursing homes, Alzheimer’s care, residential care, and respite care. The most common of the two are assisted living homes and nursing homes. People often get these confused, so let’s clear the air and learn the differences between the two.

Assisted Living Facility

The Manor on Marston Lake considers themselves an assisted living home, also known as a personal care home, which means they are a community that is for seniors who can no longer live alone safely, but at the same time can still live an independent life. Assisted living communities give some assistance with daily activities, which includes administering medication, if needed. There is staff available 24 hours a day and some even have in home nurses for routine checkups. The price for these homes can range from $2,500 to $4,000 per month depending on the size of the room and amount of care needed.

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are designed for a senior who needs a high level of medical care. There are nurses on staff for 24 hours in case of an emergency or minor medical services. Some of these homes now have rehabilitation if you have suffered an injury, illness, or had surgery. Residents usually share rooms and have cafeteria food for meals. These prices can range from $4,000 to $8,000 depending on the level of medical care needed.

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