bookmark_borderDifference Between Assisted Living Facilities And Nursing Homes

An assisted home is usually in an actual home to give seniors the “at-home” feel, while still being able to get the help they need. Here are some of the major amenities that assisted homes offer.

  1. Assisted living facilities or assisted living communities are ideal for seniors who are fairly independent but require assistance with daily activities, such as bathing, cooking, shopping, etc.

  1. An assisted home is a great first transition for your loved one if they have never lived outside of their own home. 

  2. An assisted home is usually in an actual home to give seniors the “at-home” feel, while still being able to get the help they need.

Here are some of the major amenities that assisted homes offer.

Accommodations

If your loved one needs helping to get around the home, assisted facilities are built to be modified for residents with physical disabilities. Showers can be rolled into, hallways and doorways can be adjusted to accommodate walkers and wheelchairs. Also, if your loved one needs extra help, a Hoyer lift may be in the residents with caregivers trained to use it.

Services

A nursing home is ideal if your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia. With the fast progression of cognitive diseases, nursing homes can help ensure your loved one is safe at all times with around-the-clock care and supervision.

Also, if your loved one requires injected medications or through an IV fluid, a nursing home is ideal due to a registered nurse being on staff.