Many seniors find that assisted living and retirement communities provide the level of care they need while allowing for the independence they desire. The articles below discuss what assisted living and retirement communities are and how to determine if they can meet your requirements.
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What is Assisted Living?
This brief assistedlivinginfo.com article covers what an assisted living facility is and how it differs from a nursing home. "Continuing Care Retirement Facilities" are also described.
Assisted Living Checklist (PDF)
This carepathways.com checklist is intended to help you evaluate assisted living facilities you may be considering. The comprehensive list covers "Living Area and Accommodations," "Social and Recreational Services," and "Health & Personal Care."
Choosing Senior Housing and Residential Care
Helpguide.org outlines types of senior housing and residential care. The article focuses on factors to consider when deciding what level of care is most appropriate.