If you or an aging loved one are considering in-home senior care, assisted living, or independent senior living, it may be time to talk to a Senior Placement Specialist. Navigating senior care options can be confusing. A senior placement specialist can help you make sense of it all.
What Does a Senior Placement Service Do?
A senior placement service provides services tailored to meet the needs of seniors for housing or in-home care. The specialist may work directly with seniors or together with the senior’s family, evaluating their specific situation to determine a community or facility that is the best fit. Sometimes, no facility is needed, and in-home care can keep the senior safe in their own home.
Is the Senior Placement Service Free?
Usually, the family does NOT pay the senior placement service for their time and great advice. Typically, these professionals are compensated by the assisted living facility, independent living community, or home care agency.
What is the Difference Between a SNF and an ALF?
Essentially, in assisted living communities (ALF), residents receive assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), while still handling most activities on their own. In a skilled nursing community (SNF), residents receive constant nursing care and need assistance with most, if not all, ADLs.
What Are The Different Types of Senior Housing, and What Services Do They Include?
Active independent living communities provide a safe and healthy environment for active seniors. These retirement centers are designed with low-maintenance apartments, townhouses or condos where you can lead an enjoyable lifestyle in your own home without the need to worry about property upkeep when it is time to retire. Most of these residences don’t offer meal plans but there are some that do have kitchens that will help take away from any cooking responsibilities while still providing plenty of room if needed! All-inclusive amenities such as golfing, swimming pools, or fitness facilities make this type of community so desirable because they allow retirees all over America access regardless of their location and budget restraints.
Active independent living communities refer exclusively to residential complexes specifically designed for older adults who enjoy being on the go every day
Continuum of Care
Continuum of Care offers a number of benefits that make it an attractive option for elderly adults. Continuum provides residents with the choice to live in their own luxurious villa or condo, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing centers at one location. Residents can purchase apartments/condos outright while enjoying access to all amenities including assisted care services as they become necessary over time from independent lifestyles through deteriorating health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease
Living in a retirement community offers many benefits including housekeeping, laundry and meal plans. Living at one of these communities is perfect if you are looking for the company that only other retirees can provide or just want to be close to others who share your interests when it comes time for hobbies, games, exercise classes and more!
Living communally with seniors from all walks of life has its perks; Housekeepers do your cleaning while meals come pre-packaged so there’s no hassle cooking. You’ll also have plenty of people around town where you live because everyone shares similar interests
Section 8 or HUD Housing for Seniors
Senior citizens and persons with disabilities are in need of affordable housing. Certain homes designated for seniors offer income qualifying rentals, but they typically have waitlists that can sometimes exceed 2 years.
Assisted living facilities are a great option for senior citizens who want to maintain their independence while getting some extra help when they need it. Services offered by assisted living centers can include a communal meal, housekeeping services, social activities and assistance according to the individual’s needs. Assisted Living apartment-style rooms may come with kitchens or private baths based on what you prefer! Some offer companion accommodations. Amenities vary but may include meal plans, cable television, local phone, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and transportation. Within an assisted living one must consider Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Depending on the seniors need, one should inquire about assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating and ambulation. Rates vary from an all-inclusive to base rates dependent on levels of care. Payor sources usually accepted are private pay and insurance.
Personal Care Boarding Homes
The personal care boarding home is a wonderful concept that provides an alternative to nursing homes for those who are still able. Being in your own neighborhood makes life more manageable and enjoyable, as you have the freedom of moving around with other residents or just staying at home while someone cares for all your needs. There may be some drawbacks: proximity means less privacy than traditional assisted living facilities; however, these disadvantages will always pale against what they offer-a sense of belonging and security that cannot be found elsewhere!
Skilled nursing facilities are licensed to provide 24-hour medical services by registered nurses and other professionals for the chronically ill not requiring hospitalization. This is an excellent option, especially if you need skilled care with a higher level of attention than what can be found in hospitals or assisted living centers. Skilled nursing facilities typically have furnished bedrooms, private bathrooms (or shared), meals prepared on site by trained chefs, activities such as bingo games every weeknight; transportation available provided through public transit systems like buses and trains so that residents may still maintain their independence; phone service included at no additional cost which helps make sure family members know how things are going without having to drive out all the time just find out something quick they might want to run past one another.
Alzheimer’s Assisted Living
In these communities, residents are free to move about in both the inside and outside areas. They can enjoy their favorite activities from a variety of indoor spaces like libraries, beauty salons, arts & crafts rooms or zen gardens depending on what they prefer while also enjoying outdoor splendors such as golf courses or walking paths for leisurely strolls through nature. Alzheimer’s assisted living facilities provide 24-hour assistance with dressing, bathing meals and more so that there is no need for families to worry about how difficult it will be if an emergency happens at home! Communities are typically bedroom-style rental units with common areas for dining and activities. Many are locked for residents’ safety. Staff is usually specially trained for the special needs of this population. Services may include meal plans, cable television, local phone calls, housekeeping, laundry maintenance and transportation. Rates also vary from all-inclusive to base rates with levels of care/point system for care. Payor sources usually accepted are private pay and insurance.*
Alzheimer’s Skilled Nursing
Alzheimer’s skilled nursing provides long-term, 24-hour care. This is the highest level of care outside of hospitalization and some facilities accept only “non-wandering” patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Private pay or insurance are usually accepted from paying sources for those who struggle to provide this kind of expensive service themselves because it can be very costly depending on where you live in America
Short Term Intermediate Assistance
Respite Care is a short-term stay that typically includes care overnight. Larger senior housing locations can provide respite care as rooms are available. Most typically they will have fully furnished accommodations for senior for a short period of time. Rates usually quoted on a daily basis and are typically inclusive of all services and amenities.
Adult Day Care
Adult Day Care is most commonly provided by organizations on a daily or weekly basis. Services can be short or long term and provide a break for caregivers. Typically these service are used by families caring for a senior family member in their home. Services typically include a place to rest, one or two meals and snacks and activities for the day.
If you are considering senior care options, please contact the caring staff at Agape Senior Solutions. We can help navigate the challenges of senior housing and senior care. Senior Care Placement Agency serving Douglasville, Villa Rica, Winston, Carrollton, Dallas, Temple, Marietta and Roswell GA. Call today
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