Living Options

Assisted Living
Assisted Living Communities typically offer several levels of care and have shared areas for meals, socializing, and recreational activities. Private rooms, studios and apartments offer residents their own space with the benefit of caregiving services available 24 hours a day that include medication management, help with bathing, dressing, eating, and walking. An assisted living community does not provide the round the clock medical care and supervision of a skilled nursing facility. 

Residential Care Homes
Board and Care homes (also known as RCFEs – Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly) are home-like environments that generally provide the same services that are available in the larger assisted living communities. They tend to be houses nestled in residential neighborhoods, and can offer care for residents that are either ambulatory or non-ambulatory. Most Board and Care homes have 6 bedrooms, and given the small number of residents, staff are usually able to give more personalized attention than what is typically offered at larger assisted living communities. Board and care homes may provide specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and many have a hospice waiver. 

Memory Care
The sole focus of a Memory Care home or community is to provide specialized care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. These specialized environments are staffed with professionals trained to provide this care. Services offered include safety precautions to prevent wandering, and cognitive therapies and programs designed to keep the brain active and engaged. Memory Care environments can be stand alone homes and buildings, or a special wing or floor of a larger, mixed community. 

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
Skilled nursing care, also know as nursing home care, or convalescent care, is the highest level of care available outside of a hospital. Skilled Nursing Facilities provide 24 hour specialized medical care by registered nurses, physicians, and other certified health professionals that include occupational and physical therapists. Nursing home care is often long-term care, but can