Types of Eldercare Living Options

Assisted Living Grand RapidsIf you are looking for the appropriate eldercare living facility for either you or a loved one, you have come to the right place. We encourage you to check out the below information to see if any of the eldercare living options align to the needs and values of you or your loved one.For your convenience, the types of eldercare living options are organized from least to most care-intensive.

Independent Living

Local independent living communities are best suited for seniors who can live independently. It’s not uncommon for seniors to become lonely once their children move out, which is why independent living communities can be a great option.

A quality retirement community provides opportunities for their senior residents to socialize, reducing loneliness and isolation. Usually the residents live in retirement houses or condos on the property.

Assisted Living

Seniors who require assisted living services, usually reside in apartment style housing. The assisted living facility makes sure to provide opportunities for social activities with other senior residents.

If you or your loved one require assistance with everyday activities, an assisted living center can provide the level of care needed. For example, all residents are offered meal planning, medication management, assistance with dressing or bathing, and transportation.

Skilled Nursing Facility

Skilled nursing facilities are for seniors who require temporary rehabilitation services. Seniors may also permanently stay in a skilled nursing facility if they require medical care on a daily basis.

While your aging parents may be resistant to staying in a skilled nursing facility, it is also important that they understand that the level of nursing care they may require is beyond what family members can provide.

Continuous Care Community

Continuous care communities offer multiple levels of care on one property. This is convenient for if your needs change. Since the elderly have a higher risk for health complications, it makes sense to live in an adaptable retirement community for your changing needs.It can also be less stressful if you don’t have to move from facility to facility in your old age.

If you are interested in a free consultation to find the right Grand Rapids elder care living option for you or your loved one, feel free to call us at (616) 485-3365. At Crossroads Eldercare Planning, we make it our mission to help families just like you find the right eldercare solution for their loved ones.