Senior Living Facilities
- Assisted Living - facility that provides limited care for individuals who need some assistance with daily activities but do not require care in a nursing home.
- Independent Living - facility where people continue living independently, but as part of a wider community. Some senior living communities are actual neighborhoods with stand-alone houses or condos. More typically, seniors live in condos or apartments that are part of a larger building.
- Memory Care - facilities designed to care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s or other memory-related diseases. Most are often separate from the independent living and assisted living areas and could be lock-down facilities for resident safety.
- Personal Care - commonly refers to services of a personal nature, such as hygiene and toileting, along with dressing and maintaining personal appearance.
- Respite Care - facility that offers care for a loved one when the caregiver needs a reprieve or vacation.
- Skilled Nursing - facilities that provide a higher level of medical care that must be provided by trained individuals, such as registered nurses (RNs) and physical, speech, and occupational therapists.