There are a lot of differences between an Assisted living home and a long term care home. Even though they are both places where seniors can live, the cost, services, and moving in process are very different.
Here is a clear understanding of what these residences are and how they are different.
What is an Assisted Living Home?
An Assisted Living home, also called a retirement residence or senior home, is where a community of seniors live. Focused around flexibility and independence, these types of retirement residences offer a lot of choice. Residents can choose to enjoy a fully independent lifestyle or have some care and personalized services. You might be asking “How old do you have to be to live in an Assisted Living home?” and you will be pleased to know that there are residents from a range of ages, from their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s to centenarians. In an Assisted Living home, you have your own room, create your own schedule, and can come and go as you please. You choose how you like to spend your time – whether it’s on your own or with the people who live in the community, taking part in social activities, exercise classes, or outings. It’s all up to you.
What is a Long Term Care Home or Nursing Home?
A long term care home, also sometimes called a nursing home, is centered around 24/7 supervised care. Those who qualify for long term care are seniors who need a high level of care, require continuous supervision, or can no longer take care of themselves independently (e.g. eating, bathing, dressing). Long term care homes will have 24-hour monitoring, and round-the-clock nursing and staff within the residence. Meals are served within a central area and prepared with dietary restrictions and requirements in mind. In selecting a long term care home there are some requirements such as a referral from a physician or agency.
Differences Between a Retirement Home and Long Term Care Home
Cost, types of services, and the overall process is different when it comes to moving into an Assisted Living home or long term care or nursing home. Here are some of the differences between the two, so you can determine which option makes sense for you or your loved one.
Pionner's Haven provides personalized care and services, no matter the resident.
Assisted Living Home Costs
The individual or family member is responsible for the total monthly cost of living in a retirement home.
Long Term Care or Nursing Home Costs
The individual or family member is responsible for a partial amount of the total cost. The other portion is covered through the government.
Assisted Living Home Services
Retirement home services can include:
Long Term Care Home Services
Long term care services are heavily centered around health care. These types of services can include:
Choosing Pioneer's Haven Assisted Living Home
If you’re considering moving into an Assisted Living residence or have a loved one who may be, you can arrange a visit to tour our home, at any time. Our doors are always open.
Choosing a Long Term Care Home
In order to move into a nursing home or long term care home, there are some requirements such as a referral from a physician or agency. Once a referral is completed, the agency will provide some choices based on the level of care needed, and will notify you when a spot becomes available.
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No, Assisted Living homes are focused around independence. Pioneer's Haven residences offer you many choices, including your choice of recreation, social activities and the freedom to come and go as you please.
The cost varies depending on several factors: like the type of room you have, and the type of personalized or care services. The pricing also includes meals, recreational activities, water, power and energy.
A single room is $1607.00 per month
A converted double room is $1928.00 per month
A converted double room with double occupancy is $2357.00 per month
Full double room is $2571.00 per month
Full double room with double occupancy is $3000.00 per month
Assisted living means exactly that: assistance in living your life, your way. Assisted living homes are also known as retirement homes, seniors homes, elder homes and assisted living facilities. Our assisted living home offers the best of both worlds – the many benefits of an independent retirement home lifestyle as well as a range of optional care and services delivered by qualified staff to suit your personalized needs and preferences. In addition to taking care of the cooking, baking and cleaning of the main rooms, we also provide regularly scheduled activities to help you stay active and to form new relationships and friendships, all in a safe and secure environment.