Senior-Housing Types

Seniors have a wide variety of alternatives to select from when it comes time to assess and select senior housing options. Housing facilities are available for independent seniors who want little to no care, as well as for seniors that require continuous monitoring and attention. Factors such as location, budget, health, desired amenities and interests play a large role in the types of housing seniors pick.

Adult Daycare Facilities

Adult daycare facilities provide part-time maintenance for seniors through evening and morning hours. Seniors don’t live on the premises but do receive assistance from staff throughout their stays. Adult daycare facilities provide guests with foods, medicine and rehabilitation services, if necessary. Guests have an opportunity to socialize with other seniors and take part in activities, including music programs, games or arts and crafts projects.

Senior Retirement Community

Senior retirement communities adapt mature adults who no longer need the responsibility, or do not have the capability, to take care of their homes. Residents of these facilities are independent adults who can take care of themselves and don’t require assistance with day-to-day tasks such as ingestion and personal grooming. These facilities often offer amenities such as on-site spas and gyms, as well as transport services in order that residents may often their own errands without worry. Planned actions give residents of these communities a chance to bond through shared interests. Unlike assisted living facilities, senior retirement community residents don’t require medical aid.

Assisted Living Facilities

Older adults are often effective at handling most day-to-day tasks on their own, but because they age, they discover that they may want a helping hand with everything from managing medication ingestion, housekeeping, laundry, getting to appointments and running errands. Assisted living facilities offer aid in these areas, as required. These facilities have staff available 24 hours a day. Similar to retirement communities, assisted living facilities offer social events for residents to enjoy during their leisure time.

Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Homes

Nursing care and rehabilitation homes provide 24-hour services to residents. They supply everything from personal grooming and medication management to custodial solutions and nutritional preparation, nursing care and rehabilitation services. These facilities aren’t always exclusive to older residents. Residents who successfully undergo rehabilitation may be qualified to depart the facility and proceed home.

Alzheimer's Communities

While not especially for seniors, Alzheimer’s communities are especially designed to take care of individuals who suffer from dementia. These facilities Provide memory care support and actions and provide Alzheimer’s residents with a safe, carefully tracked environment.  

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