Comparing Senior Living Levels of Care

Senior Care Comparison

Whether you choose Life at The Argyle or opt for another community, it’s important to understand the differences between senior living communities. From the level of care offering the most independence to comprehensive assisted living options, this senior care comparison will help you determine the living arrangement that best suits you or your loved one.

 

Independent Living

For self-sufficient seniors, independent living offers a community of peers, security, planned social activities and events, and easy access to facilities like laundry. Residents enjoy their own home, typically an apartment or condo, and no additional care is provided.

 

Assisted Living

When a senior needs a higher level of care due to factors like medical issues or reduced mobility, assisted living is an excellent option. In these communities, residents receive personalized daily-living support from an elite team of caregivers. The intent is to preserve as much independence as possible while taking care of common daily tasks like cooking, bathing/dressing, and other related activities.

 

Assisted Living: Memory Care

Every assisted living residence will offer a different set of services, and some communities offer specialized memory care services. Memory care refers to a type of long-term expert nursing designed specifically for seniors with memory problems, including Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. 24-hour supervised care is available to ensure resident safety.

 

Skilled Nursing Care

Skilled nursing care facilities, historically known as nursing homes, are ideal for seniors who need a higher level of care. Illness, injury, and short-term rehabilitation from surgery or another condition are common factors that make this type of ongoing nursing care necessary. Therefore, in-house medical care and 24-hour supervision are key components of adept nursing. If short-term rehabilitation is the catalyst for care, the goal is to help seniors transition back to their original home or community as soon as possible.

 

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

For seniors who’d like to stay in the same location, even in the face of evolving health situations, continuing care retirement communities offer an array of options. Many facilities occupy vast, sprawling properties that include assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing care, and a variety of additional services designed to help residents enjoy life fully.

 

Independent and Assisted Living at The Argyle

If independent or assisted living sounds like the best fit for you or your loved one, we welcome you to assess The Argyle.

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