Senior Housing & Senior Care Facilities
Multiple Senior Housing Options to Fit Your Needs
We are Eldercare Connections and we are dedicated to helping you and your family find senior housing and senior care facilities. We specialize in helping determine the right fit whether it’s Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Managed Care options and Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care. We provide a FREE service to you. We work with a variety of licensed housing communities and will refer you to the one that will be right for you!
If you are looking for elder care housing for yourself or a loved one, you must understand what types of senior housing or senior care facilities may be available. With so many options, figuring out the right one can be a confusing endeavor. Finding the right type of senior care services will mean better levels of comfort and care in the long term.
Below is a list of some of the senior housing options available to you. Please note, senior care solutions need to be fully investigated and Eldercare Connections is your first step. We want to ensure you get into the senior care services that will best suit your needs.
Senior Housing and Senior Care Facilities Choices
Senior Independent Living
Independent living is much like traveling and staying in a wonderful hotel that you love. You get to move in, unpack your things, and let the worries of day-to-day life go. Meals, housekeeping, and laundry services are provided for you. Transportation may be provided in nearly all cases. Visit the common areas, make friends, and keep making memories!
There are different levels of need and help. Sometimes family members don’t recognize it. Our blog should help with understanding Assisted Living Care.
Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living facilities provide senior care services and assistance for your loved one as they age. These facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living; coordination of services by outside health care providers; and monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. With assisted living facilities there is always someone around to help.
Take a look at our blog article comparing assisted living services with nursing homes for rehabilitation needs.
Senior Living Communities
Senior living communities are apartments or townhomes designed seniors who no longer want or are able to live on their own. They provide help when necessary, but also offer the individual the ability to live their own lives. Senior housing contributes to a close-knit community of people. They’re built into everyday life, all in one place.
Our blog article about how to know when it’s time is very helpful with understanding Assisted Living Communities.
Retirement homes are often a set of apartment-like rooms or homes that allow seniors to have a good balance between help and independence, as they need it. These senior housing choices may help with medical issues but can also just be around to help sparingly. This is often a good place for seniors to make new friends and find new interests later in life.
Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside of a hospital. They offer help with bathing, getting dressed, eating as well as skilled nursing care. This is also an ideal location for recovery after a medical event, such as a fall and a broken bone, a stroke, or a cardiac event. Senior care facilities usually include staff members that are medically trained and are there to help with everyday needs.
Skilled Nursing Facility
At a skilled nursing facility, there are senior care services available around the clock to help with medical needs. This is more medically intense than most nursing homes and is often the senior housing choice after some type of serious medical treatment or surgery in a hospital setting.
Long-Term Care Facilities
Long-term care facilities are meant for those who are going to take a long time to recover. This is often where someone will go after having a stroke since recovery can take an extended time. The length of time in one of these senior care facilities is unique, depending on the medical needs of the patient.
Residential Care Facilities
Seniors who require little medical care often opt for residential care facilities. This senior housing choice may feel more like a home, and the rooms can be shared with a spouse or even a close friend to help the facility feel as homey as possible.
Home Instead Senior Care
When a senior has no major medical issues, but simply cannot live independently anymore, Home Instead Senior Care is a great option. The staff will provide help with non-medical, in-home care. This type of care allows seniors to maintain a sense of independence, remain in their residence and to have help and guidance with various tasks.
Managed Care Options
When it comes to managed care, there are many things to consider. Our advisors are best to consult for evaluation in this area and solutions for managed care plans. Housing options often focus on one type of care, giving you the best care for a specific need. This may include memory care or even end of life care. These senior care facilities are focused and will help you get the care you need to manage a specific issue.
Our blog article comparing managed care with assisted living homes may provide valuable insight.
Alzhiemer’s Care Homes
When Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of dementia, begins to take hold the memory is the first thing to falter. As it progresses, the ability to take care of one’s self declines. Aggression may also increase. This makes seeking help from an Alzheimer’s care home ideal. These senior housing alternatives are specially designed and often have alarms and features to prevent wandering. The staff uses their special training to keep your loved one safe and provide the health care they need to best manage patient conditions including aggression, depression, and confusion.
Memory Care Homes
Memory care homes are similar to Alzheimer’s care homes. Staff help care for your loved one, give them routines and reminders to make their days easier and maintain as much of the person’s memory as possible along the way. Also, they take extra measures to make sure each person can stay safe since wandering often becomes more prevalent.
Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or several days or weeks. Care can be provided at home, in a healthcare facility, or at an adult day center. It is very important that you, as a caregiver, get time for yourself.
Eldercare Connections takes special time to match up your loved one’s needs with the right respite care facility. They will care for your loved one and give you that much-needed break so you can continue to be their advocate.
Hospice care is a specialized type of managed care that focuses on dignity and serenity at the end of one’s life. The focus is on the patient, and everything is done to help ensure that they are comfortable and that all of their special needs are met 24-7. This is a special time that is unique for everyone. Eldercare advisors are here to help you find the ideal hospice care facility to meet your specific and unique needs.