Finding the Best Quality of Life
Most people want to stay in their own home for as long as possible for a variety of reasons-they are familiar with their surroundings, may have a pet, and are usually attached to their belongings and the memories that are attached to the home. Moving a Senior into a new environment is very stressful on them and should not be taken lightly. If it is at all possible to modify the environment and/or support the Senior in their own home by adding adequate resources or home health caregivers to make for a safe home environment then this would typically be the first choice. Check out Resources page for Home Assessments.
Independent living is about preserving your independence longer by making life easier. They usually offer 24-hour staff/monitoring so they can quickly and easily provide help if ever needed. This setting is ideal for seniors who are independent or mostly independent but enjoy the companionship of others their age and would benefit from the different amenities such as prepared meals and weekly housekeeping.
These communities cater to those aged 55 years and over and promote healthy lifestyles offering a wide range of different activities and social events tailored to meet their needs and interests.
Assisted living communities are residential communities providing housing, personal care services and health care in the least restrictive and home-like environment. They are physically designed to promote independence and offer routine assistance with medication management and activities of daily living tasks. Meals and housekeeping are also provided. Socialization and Enrichment activities are offered to meet the residents’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Memory Care communities are specialized in providing Memory Care and can be located within a Skilled Nursing Facility or in a residential Assisted Living Facility that offers 24-hour care. Either way these specialized facilities cater to the specific needs of seniors who are experiencing memory loss offering a secure and stimulating environment with a focus on improving the overall quality of life.
Skilled Nursing/Rehab Center
Skilled Nursing/ Rehabilitation Centers provide 24- hour skilled care delivered by an interdisciplinary medical team including medical doctors, nursing, therapy, social services, and activities. Usually, people are admitted into a nursing facility after a recent hospitalization because they require continued nursing care, rehabilitation services, or have long-term care needs. Skilled Nursing facilities are medical facilities and are highly regulated by the State of Florida with much oversight of rules and regulations. For these reasons, the client may lose some individuality and independence while living in a skilled nursing facility. However, these are medical facilities which can provide a higher level of skilled care and provide total assistance with all Activities of Daily Living Skills which may not be available in a lesser restrictive environment. Check out Resources page for Medicare Coverage in a Skilled Nursing Facility.