Know the Actual Differences between Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living

Most seniors are concerned about changing their lifestyle and losing their independence. So, it's important to find a senior community that meets their needs, while keeping their independence. Two popular options are assisted living and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Because both housing types provide daily living support, it can be difficult to choose which one is best for you. To make the best choice, you need to know the differences between these two housing types. A guide to assisted living: This housing type provides care and daily living support offered to seniors in a comfortable and residential setting. Support services are customized to the needs of each resident, providing them access to a wide range of assistance when needed. Services include the following:

  • Daily Living Services: There are many daily living services which include housekeeping, bathing, dressing, as well as meal preparation.
  • Medical Care Services: Medication assistance, as well as 24 hour access to nursing staff.

SeniorHabitat provides a list of Assisted Living communities intended for elders with various types of needs. The residential areas in these communities are spacious, stair free and easily navigable. They offer different levels of care, ranging from basic home maintenance to custodial care. A guide to Continuing Care Retirement Communities: These types of communities are characterized by their strong commitment to helping seniors stay as self-regulating as possible, offering a wide range of amenities and services right at residents' door step, while removing the stress associated with maintaining a house. An additional benefit of Continuing Care Retirement Communities is the availability of skilled nursing and rehabilitation services if needed. This permits residents to receive different levels of care all under one roof. At Seniorhabitat, we understand choosing a senior community can be stressful and confusing. To help you, we provide resources you need to make an educated and confident housing decision. We believe it should be easy to find a senior community that meets your individual preferences and needs.