TheCommunityPage.com is a directory of retirement homes, retirement communities, senior housing, and care facilities located throughout the United States. We specialize in helping you find the right Community for your needs and lifestyle.This comprehensive list of Communities includes descriptions, links to directions and links to websites where you can obtain detailed information about the Retirement Communities which interest you. You can browse by location such as by state, or search using one or more keywords.
If you are just getting started on your search, you may be confused about the various kinds of communities available. Below you will find a brief description of the different types of communities and care available to you to help you make the right choice. Because the term "Retirement Community" is very broad, we have broken down the various types of communities for your reference. While all Retirement Communities have some things in common, the level of care and service can vary widely.
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Assisted living facilities
Assisted living facilities have rooms or apartments. They’re for people who can mostly take care of themselves, but may need some help. You will need to pay for the cost of the room or apartment, and you may need to pay extra for any special care. Some assisted living facilities are part of a larger organization that also offers other levels of care. For example, continuing care retirement communities also offer independent living and skilled nursing care.
Continuing care communities offer an independent living lifestyle for individuals who do not need constant physician or nursing supervision. In some cases, assisted living and nursing home facilities may be on the same or adjacent property of the complex. Continuing care communities typically offer an independent lifestyle as residents grow older. These communities offer a comprehensive package of services tailored to individual needs, abilities and preferences. Fees paid by residents cover residential accommodations and may include, utilities (electricity, heating, air conditioning and water), housekeeping, meals, outside maintenance, linens and major appliance repair. Typically, elderly candidates move into a continuing-care retirement community while still living independently, with few health risks or healthcare needs.
Congregate Living or Group Homes
A group home is a home for people who can no longer take care of themselves. Four to 10 people who can’t care for themselves and two or more staff members live in the home. The staff takes care of the people living there: making meals, helping with grooming and medication, and providing other care. These homes may not be inspected or regulated, but may still provide good care.
Rehabilitation care can include physical, speech and occupational therapy. Patients may need services due to a disability or an accident or medical problem such as stroke. Treatment may include physical therapy, speech therapists or psychiatric services among other things. Rehabilitation care can take place on an in-patient or out-patient basis.
Nursing care can include senior care in many different settings including hospitals and in-home care as well as hospice care. A routine of inpatient or in-home care is coordinated and provided by a nurse or medical team. These services also vary widely based on need, level of accommodation required, etc. In the case of hospice, the patients needs may include providing a caring environment in situations including the final phases of illness or death.
As a loved one moves through the stages of Alzheimer's Disease, he or she will likely need more care. One reason is that medicines used to treat AD can only control symptoms, they cannot cure the disease. Symptoms, such as memory loss and confusion will get worse over time. Because of this, you will need more help. You may feel that asking for help shows weakness or a lack of caring, but the opposite is true. Asking for help shows your strength. It means you know your limits and when to seek support. Support may include home health care services, meal services, adult day care services, respite service or hospice care.