Senior Living Care Options
Senior Living identifies care options as follows:
This is selected when an individual is capable of performing all activities of daily living without help.
Favors: couples and individuals tired of maintaining a home and simply want a little pampering (some meals, housekeeping, transportation, and socialization)
This level of care is designed for individuals who are losing some of their ability to complete basic tasks such as dressing, hygiene, ambulation, etc.
Favors: Individuals who are alert and oriented and will benefit from care that allows them to maintain some personal independence, and a healthy quality of life.
Sometimes referred to as “directed care,” memory care is the care level for individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia and have difficulty identifying danger and summoning help.
Favors: Individuals who have advanced short-term memory loss and are confused about their location and people they encounter. People who tend to wander and easily disoriented benefit from a secured memory care environment. In most cases a physician has recommended that these individuals are not safe to live at home alone.
Behaviors usually resulting from some forms of dementia as exhibited in the form of physical aggression to others and who require significant attention from a medical specialist on a regular basis.
Favors: Individuals who pose a threat to others and themselves. Generally, these patients rarely are able to live at home with relatives, because of the risk they present.