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Types of Senior Housing
- Independent Living (inlcluding retirement homes and senior apartments)
- Assisted Living (including residential care homes)
- Nursing Homes
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Determine what type senior housing is best for your loved one.Senior Housing Guide
A family is often faced with the difficult decision of when is the right time to move elderly parents or loved ones to assisted living or possibly a nursing home. Each family situation is very different and it may help you to answer some of the following questions when considering this decision.
How does one go about finding a reputable assisted living facility known for providing quality of care? Are they inspected and evaluated and how can one find ratings to compare them? These are common questions posed by newcomers in charge of selecting the right assisted living for a loved one.
Use these questions to help you choose a facility that is both affordable and satisfies your top priorities. Compromising on location, proximity to conveniences (for example shopping centers), or overall extravagance of the facility may be just what it takes to make assisted living an affordable option.
If your loved one resides in a nursing home, you should be mindful of different ways to monitor their care. Watching for weight loss, dehydration, onset of incontinence, and pressure sores are a few examples. Be sure to report any concerns to the Director of Nursing, nursing staff, and physicians.
Institutional abuse is usually done by those who have a legal obligation to provide elder victims with care and protection. The types of abuse range from physical, sexual and emotional to caregiver neglect, abandonment and financial exploitation. Examine these warning signs and symptoms of each type of abuse if you are concerned about an elderly family member or friend.