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The Types of Care Senior Living Communities Offer

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To say there’s a lot to consider when weighing your options for care in senior living communities is quite an understatement. First, there’s figuring out what the options are. The second is understanding what those options offer. Third is determining which ones are realistic for your needs, wants, and circumstances. How exactly do you find this information? We can help you with all of it actually by identifying each type of care in senior living in Hillsborough Township, along with their pros and cons right here.

Types of Care in Senior Living Communities

Senior living in Hillsborough Township offers many care options, of which independent living, assisted living and memory care are the most common types. What’s more, many senior living communities offer multiple types of care on the same campus for added convenience.

Senior Living Pros and Cons by Type of Care

Here are the pros and cons for each type of care in senior living in Hillsborough Township.

Independent Living – Rather than a type of care, independent living is more of a lifestyle choice for seniors who are able to live independently but seek a more active, social way of life free of the hassles of chores and home upkeep. These senior living communities feature a range of accommodation options as well as amenities that include restaurant-style dining, weekly housekeeping, a fitness center, a full-service beauty salon, and concierge services, as well as a full calendar of events and activities.

  • Pros:
    • Variety of floor plans including studios, one- and two-bedroom
    • Freedom from the burdens and unpredictability of home ownership
    • More time to enjoy the things you love
    • Wide range of resort-like amenities and social opportunities
  • Cons:
    • Not ideal for those needing assistance with activities of daily living
    • Care and medication management are not typically offered
    • Dealing with the stress of downsizing

For more information on senior living in Hillsborough Township, download our Stay or Go Guide.

Assisted Living – This type of care has many of the same features as independent living, but assisted living differs in that it also offers personalized care and support with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, and medication management. In these senior living communities, care staff is available 24/7, and a registered nursing team is also onsite. The goal here is to provide the right amount of support to help you remain as independent as possible while enjoying an active, engaging and purposeful life.

  • Pros:
    • Onsite medical care that can adapt to changing needs is available
    • Assistance with activities of daily living is on hand should you need it
    • You’ll enjoy more social opportunities and freedom from chores and home upkeep
    • Caregivers will have less stress and more free time as well to be daughter, son, husband, or wife again
  • Cons:
    • Intensive, round-the-clock medical care or specialized care (memory care) may not be available
    • It can be challenging to adjust to a group environment
    • Less privacy that you would have in your own home

Memory Care – Specifically designed to nurture those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, this type of care provides 24-hour support in a secure, calming environment with apartment-style accommodations. Staff in these senior living communities is specially trained in memory care. They not only provide the support found in assisted living for personal care needs but also opportunities to socialize, stay active and enjoy purpose each and every day, no matter the degree of cognitive impairment.

  • Pros:
    • Specialized care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, including therapeutic programs
    • Lower staff-to-resident ratio than other types of care for more personalized care
    • The structured daily routine is comforting
    • Caregivers will have less stress and more free time as well to be daughter, son, husband, or wife again
  • Cons:
    • The stress of being in an unfamiliar setting
    • The challenges of adjusting to a group environment
    • Potentially limited availability for this type of senior living in Hillsborough Township

For more information on senior living communities, download our Stay or Go Guide or contact us today to schedule a tour.

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