Assisted Living Alternatives To Nursing Homes Throughout Herndon, VA
As the popularity of nursing homes continues to drop, the number of options to support independent living grows
It is crucial for many seniors to retain as much independence as possible throughout their golden years. As the stringent environment of nursing facilities loses popularity, the number of assisted living alternatives continues to grow. However, what options are best for your senior loved one depends on their support needs, and level of desired independence.
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Support for your family only takes
With the assistance of a personal caregiver or a certified nursing provider, senior loved ones can receive care wherever they call home. This includes support for those in senior housing communities, independent living communities, and assisted living facilities.
Basic or specialized medical and non-medical services are available, which typically can be personalized to the senior
Full autonomy over schedule and care provided
Ability to remain in a place that is familiar and close to friends and loved ones
May need to make home modifications to increase safety, including the installation of grab bars or safety monitoring equipment and the rearranging of furniture
Seniors have a greater chance of feeling isolated if not encouraged to remain socially and physically active
Seniors with greater medical needs may not have the equipment required or medical professionals available for care in the home
Senior Housing & Independent Living Communities
These assisted living alternatives include apartments and other residential housing communities that are typically only available for those 55+.
Recreational facilities are available to support your loved one’s social and physical needs
Transportation is available to allow more freedom
Some care services are available for a fee; best for seniors that require little support aging in place
Does not support seniors that require daily assistance to age in place; may require additional services from a home care provider
Seniors that continue to require more support, especially medical support, may have to eventually move
New environment to get used to; not the home they grew up or raised a family in
Assisted Living Facility
Housing available to seniors that is part of a single complex with a common dining and recreational area; does not require a note from a physician.
Personal care services available, as well as some basic medical supervision or assistance
Within an easily accessible community of other seniors to interact with
Better security and consistency in supervision
Seniors are typically restricted to the schedule of the facility
Transportation may be offered for a fee, require certain permissions, and be limited only to certain destinations
The level of quality care and support is highly determined by the size of the facility and the number of staff
Find The Care You Need
Finding an assisted living alternative that is right for your loved one depends on their current and future support needs, and desired level of independence. Seniors with limited daily support that continue to remain socially and physically active can highly benefit from a senior apartment or independent living community. However, those that require daily personal care or basic medical care may be best suited for the advantages of home care or assisted living facilities.
Comfort Keepers is proud to provide the option of home care to seniors. Be it at their Herndon, VA home, residential living community, or at a care facility. Give us a call today to learn more, our team is ready to discuss the best assisted living alternatives for your family.