With all the different senior living options available, it’s easy to get them confused with one another. Many people often think that the term “assisted living facility” refers to a nursing home. But that’s not the case. To help you get a better understanding of what assisted living includes, we’ve provided some helpful facts that you should know about this level of care.
Nursing homes are a special type of residence that's designed for people who need constant care. Usually people who stay at a nursing home have a physical disability that requires around-the-clock care. Assisted living facilities, on the other hand, are perfect for seniors who would like to retain their independence but may need some help with certain daily tasks like getting dressed, taking their medications or cooking meals. Assisted living facilities give residents a home-like setting and encourage them to remain social and active.
Medicare can't be used to pay for non-skilled care services or "custodial care." Much of the care you'd receive at an assisted living community would fall under custodial care, such as assistance with daily activities like bathing, dressing and medication management. None of this type of care can be paid for with Medicare. However, our assisted living facilities usually accept private pay or long-term care insurance. We also offer a wide range of affordable communities in case you have financial constraints.
If you'd like to learn more about the costs associated with our assisted living communities or find an affordable one in your area, please give us a call.