The Types of Care We Refer
The umbrella of “Senior Care” includes many different types of facilities and services. Here’s the types you’ll focus on as an Alternatives For Seniors franchisee:
- Independent Living: Independent Living facilities are for people who don’t require much assistance. They provide a sense of community, including social and physical activities. Living arrangements are often apartment-style, varying widely in size, amenities and pricing. Services like housekeeping and transportation are usually provided. Unlike living alone, there’s the security of knowing that someone will be there in case of an accident or illness.
- Assisted Living: Assisted Living facilities provide a wide range of personal assistance as necessary. These are places where people who need help with daily activities, including medication management, bathing, grooming and/or eating can get the assistance they need while still maintaining some level of independence.
- Memory Care: Memory Care, also known as Alzheimer’s Care, is a safe living environment for those suffering from dementia and memory loss. These facilities have strong security and monitoring to ensure the safety of their residents, and activities are provided by specially-trained staff familiar with the needs of memory care residents.
- Nursing/Rehab Centers: Nursing homes, or long-term care facilities, offer the highest level of care available outside of a hospital. With round-the-clock medical staff, they’re a good choice for people who have medical needs too great to handle at home or in an assisted living facility.
- Multi-Level (CCRC): One option that many people ﬁnd to be a good solution is a Multi-Level Care Facility, also referred to as a Life Plan Community or a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). These communities typically offer both independent and assisted living, as well as medical and skilled nursing care when needed. Once a senior moves into the community, they are able to age more peacefully knowing that their needs will be taken care of. CCRCs provide a safety net for changing circumstances, but often have substantial upfront costs that may be prohibitive for some clients.