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How Senior Living is Different from Nursing Homes
Misperceptions abound when it comes to senior living. But perhaps the biggest one is that the term ‘senior living’ is just a fancy way to describe a nursing home. Because of this many older adults brush off the idea of senior living without ever really learning how dramatically it can benefit them. However, the reality is that the two couldn’t be more different. In fact, there’s even a type of senior living designed for active, older adults who are perfectly healthy! Here’s exactly how senior living is different from nursing homes.
Types of Senior Living
Before we discuss the difference between senior living and nursing homes, first it’s important to clarify that senior living isn’t just one type of care. There are actually several types of care within the umbrella of senior living: active living, assisted living and memory care. Here’s more about each:
Active retirement living – Caters to active, older adults who are able to live independently and are interested in a more vibrant, social lifestyle with people of similar age in an environment that gives them more freedom to enjoy life without the hassles of home upkeep.
Assisted living – Offers many of the same features as active living in terms of accommodations and lifestyle. However, this type of senior living also provides support with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and medication management, as well as 24-hour staffing.
Memory care – Designed just for those with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia and features specially trained staff onsite 24/7, programs tailored to each resident’s cognitive abilities, and an environment that is safe, yet calming and comfortable.
Four Ways Senior Living is Different from Nursing Homes
Regardless of whether a senior living community offers active living, assisted living, memory care, or all of the above, there are some key differences from nursing homes such as:
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