This video by David Hoyt of Senior Living explains options available for seniors so that they and their families can choose which assisted living communities will fit their needs.
The first of these are retirement communities for active healthy seniors. These assisted living communities can have age restrictions but generally, you’ll need to be between 55 and 65 years old.
There are options for socializing. There is usually a monthly fee to contribute to the upkeep of the grounds, pools, events, etc Medical care is not provided in this type of community.
Another option for seniors needing long-term care is an assisted living facility or nursing home. Millions of seniors live in these types of assisted living communities. They vary from large to personal care homes. In these, seniors can retain some independence yet also get the personal care required such as help showering. Some of these homes also offer skilled nursing care
Continuing care retirement communities are those that combine it all. It starts as a retirement home and if the resident’s needs change there are other kinds of assisted living care communities all on the same campus so there is no need to move away if needs change.