Senior Living Options
Lakeview Senior Living is an independent living community. Many people are not aware that there are senior living options other than nursing homes. Nursing Homes—also called skilled nursing facilities—provide a higher level of care than independent living communities. But, given the confusion surrounding senior living options, Lakeview Senior Living may have just what you are looking for.
The truth is, less than five percent of adults 65 and older live in nursing homes. For the majority of seniors, one of the other steps between their current home and a nursing home serves their needs better. In the continuum of senior living, you’ll find these options:
- Independent Living – If you can take care of yourself and want a place to live that provides social activities and has little maintenance, independent living communities may be a great choice. At some, like Lakeview Senior Living, you can even bring in outside help—for things like personal care—while still remaining independent.
- Assisted Living – If you need help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, eating and transferring, or instrumental activities of daily living such as transportation and taking medications, assisted living communities can meet your needs.
- Skilled Nursing Facility – If you don’t need a hospital, but cannot be cared for at home or in an assisted living facility, skilled nursing facilities with their 24-hour professional nursing staff may be right for you.
The continuum of senior living also offers:
- Memory Care– If it is unsafe for you to live alone because of memory loss, you might benefit from living in a memory care facility. Designed for security and comfort, memory care facilities are staffed around-the-clock with professionals trained in caring for, and maximizing the abilities of, people who live with dementia. Both assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities may offer memory care.
- Short Term Housing – If you need a place to stay while your caregiver is out of town or unavailable for a short time, look for senior communities that offer short-term housing or respite stays.
- Rehabilitation – If you’re recovering from surgery, a fall or another health issue, and you do not require rehabilitative care at a skilled nursing facility, many senior communities offer short-term rehabilitation stays until you are ready to return home.
Questions? Contact Lakeview Senior Living, and our compassionate staff can help you find the best type of living option for your needs.