Understanding Senior Living Types

With baby boomers heading beyond the 50-year benchmark, conventional wisdom is the old way regarding slowing down and aging gracefully. No longer waiting for the grandchildren to phone, today’s seniors are always on the go, filling their social calendars with activities such as tennis, golf, dancing and evenings at the theatre.

Of course, not all seniors are able, for health or economic reasons, to live an active lifestyle and are in need of special assistance. There are centers and organizations that specifically cater to the elderly. You may be impressed by the many options available to you in the Greater Rochester area.

Independent Living Communities

Independent Living refers to Senior Communities designed specifically for independent senior adults who want to enjoy a lifestyle filled with recreational, educational and social activities with other seniors. These communities are designed for seniors who are able to live on their own, but desire the security and conveniences of community living.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living provides a special combination of residential housing, personalized supportive services and heath care. These residential setting maximize independence, but do not provide skilled nursing care.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) are residential campuses that provide a variety of care from private units to assisted living and then skilled nursing care, all in one location. CCRCs are designed to offer active seniors an independent lifestyle from the privacy of their own home, but with the availability of assisted living or skilled nursing care if needed.

Nursing Home

Nursing Homes or Skilled Nursing Care provides 24-hour skilled care for the more acute patients. Patients generally rely on assistance for most or all daily living activities (such as bathing, dressing and toileting). Regular medical supervision and rehabilitation therapy are mandated to be available.

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