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Senior Living at a Glance

Feature or Service Independent Living Assisted Living Nursing Home Alzheimer’s Care
Cost Per Month $1,500-$3,500 $2,500-$4,000 $4,000-$8,000 $3,000-$7,000
Meals Per Day Meal Plan Options 3+ 3+ 3+
Medication Management No Yes Yes Yes
Personal Care* No Yes Yes Yes
Mobility Assistance No Yes Yes Yes
Accepts Wheelchairs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care No Varies Varies Yes
On-Site Nurses* No Varies Yes Varies
Transportation Most Yes Most Yes Yes Yes
Incontinence Care No Yes Yes Yes
Housekeeping Varies Yes Yes Yes
Personal Laundry Varies Most Yes Yes Yes

Independent Living

is for seniors able to live on their own in settings such as apartments or houses, but also desire the conveniences of community living.  Such amenities as housekeeping, social activities, dining, transportation, security or the option of assistance with daily tasks or medical care if needed are just some of the benefits found within an independent living community.

Assisted Living

is often viewed as having the best of both worlds. Seniors are afforded as much independence as they would like with additional personal care and support services when needed are available. Assisted living communities are designed to provide basic assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, grooming, dressing and more.

 

Group Homes

are small residential community typically located within a neighborhood and are designed to serve those that desire a home like setting. These homes have a relatively small occupant capacity and are staffed 24 hours a day.

Memory Care

Is a specifically designed community that supports patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other types of memory and cognition Also known as special care units (SCUs), memory care units provide 24-hour supervised care within a secured area or floor of a residential community.

 

Respite Care

refers to care provided to offer a break or rest to a primary caregiver. Respite might be provided full-time for a short-term period such as a week or two, or on an intermittent basis.

Adult Daycare

is typically offered in a non-residential facility that supports the health, nutritional, social and daily living needs of adults in a professionally staffed group setting. These facilities provide adults with transitional care.

 

Financial Options

there are many options that are available to pay for assisted living including assets, monthly income (SS) or Home equity, Bridge loan, Reverse mortgage, Veterans Aid and Attendance, Medicaid (ALTCS) or Long-term care insurance.

Veterans Solutions

Aid and Attendance is an amount awarded in addition to the basic pension. This benefit takes into account a Veteran’s unreimbursed, out-of-pocket medical expenses. These medical expenses are subtracted from a person’s gross income in order to determine eligibility.

 

Medicaid

can financially assist those needing physical & financial assistance in their home or a community setting. Some assisted living and skilled care settings have a contract with Medicaid. Medicaid is the United States health program for people with low incomes and resources. In order to qualify, a case worker will review your financial and physical need.

Home Care

Often, the term home care is used to describe non-medical care, custodial care or private duty, which is care that is provided by professionals who that range from non-licensed caregivers to certified nursing assistances. Even registered nurses are often an option in the home which would be considered skilled private duty. This service is typically private pay.

 

Home Health

is provided in the patient’s home by licensed healthcare professionals. Physically Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistance are paid by your healthcare insurance.  To qualify for this service Medicare requires you to be homebound and have a skilled need.  Please note that this service is not to replace a caregiver and are short intermittent service.  Services are also available for private pay.  If you feel you have a need for Home Health contact your Primary Care Physician.

Skilled Nursing

is an option for seniors requiring continual nursing care and have significant deficiencies with nursing aides and skilled nursing available 24 hours a day. Often called a convalescent home, rest home, or SNF. Some nursing homes assist people with special needs such as Alzheimer’s disease. Typically, this is type of care is private pay & covered by Medicaid.

 

Rehabilitation

is typically a short term stay after a medical condition where individuals are not safe to return home following an accident or illness and are covered by most medical insurances.  Nursing, Therapy, meals and care are included to assist in the recovery to return the individual back to their previous living arrangement.

Hospice

When curative treatment is no longer an option, hospice professionals work to make the patient’s life as comfortable as possible. This means that hospice care includes palliative care, because the goal is to make the patient as comfortable as possible for the time that’s left.

 

Elder Law Attorneys

handle a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person, including issues related to healthcare, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and other important matters.

Geriatric Care Managers

have been educated in a variety of fields relating to human services including social work, psychology, nursing and gerontology. They have been trained to assess, plan, coordinate, monitor and provide services for the elderly and their families. Advocacy for older adults is one of the primary functions of a geriatric care manager.

 

Estate Sales Planners

have experience in holding estate sales and providing references. They provide protection from liabilities during an estate sale and can provide a clear background check. Quality estate sales planners only hold estate sales with a written contract and required business licenses.

Moving Assistance

Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists (CRTS) are third party, certified providers that assist older adults and their families through often stressful transitions, such as moving to a senior living community or modifying a home to better age in place.

 

Seniors Real Estate Specialists

are specially designated realtors who want to be able to meet the special needs of maturing adults when selling, buying, relocating or refinancing residential or investment properties. By earning this designation, these realtors are prepared to approach mature clients with the best options and information for them to make life-changing decisions.

Transportation Options

is typically offered in a non-residential facility that supports the health, nutritional, social and daily living needs of adults in a professionally staffed group setting. These facilities provide adults with transitional care.

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