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You’re having to make some serious decisions regarding the care and living arrangements of a loved one. This time can be a challenging process to collect all the information you need while making the right decisions for your family.

We’ve compiled several questions and answers we commonly hear from people just like you. Click on the question below to reveal the answer. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us to ask us directly.

Independent living is designed for senior adults who are able to live an independent lifestyle with minimal to no personal care assistance on tasks such as bathing, brushing teeth, medication administration or getting dressed. Daily services may include dining, home or apartment maintenance, transportation, housekeeping and security. Many communities also offer convenient on-site amenities such as fitness centers, beauty and barber shops, libraries, bars, craft rooms and much more. Independent living communities offer varying levels of programming that encourage residents to interact and meet other residents with similar interests.

For senior adults who need assistance with daily activities, such as dressing, bathing or (in some states) medication management, assisted living delivers a helping hand. While needs vary from minimal to much, the services are designed to preserve each individual’s sense of independence and a fulfilling lifestyle. That’s why you’ll often find many of the services and amenities of independent living in an assisted living community – such as dining options, fitness centers, hobby and recreation options, and a full schedule of educational and social activities.

For older adults living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, memory care provides a safe living environment focused on calming comfort. Security measures like door locks and limited entry keep cherished loved ones from wandering and getting into trouble. And enriching activities guide them through each day, minimizing confusion or negative behaviors and maximizing happiness and engagement.

Sometimes called rehab and long-term care – or health care and rehabilitation – the term refers to a 24/7 skilled health care center that provides short-term stays for rehab and extended stays for chronic illness. You can expect to find 24-hour nursing supervision, health management, a furnished apartment or room, meals and activities. Rehabilitation offers individualized regimens to speed the recovery of seniors after surgery, accident or illness. These can include speech, occupational and physical therapies. Skilled nursing provides long-term care for seniors who require 24-hour medical monitoring and symptom management.