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Senior Placements

Assisted Living Communities

Assisted living community settings vary across the nation. In most of the nation assisted care could be considered  independent living with added services to assist those who need “hands-on” care. This personalized care may include assistance with; bathing, dressing, grooming, showering and toileting. Some assisted living services are also provided in residential settings. In these settings, seniors receive either a private or shared room in a residential neighborhood home.

Assisted Living communities may also provide transportation to doctor’s offices, crafts, outings to outside stores or events. Assisted Living is more costly than Independent / Retirement communities but usually less than memory care.

Alzheimer’s / Dementia / Memory Care Communities

Alzheimer’s / Dementia / Memory Care Communities are for residents with middle to late stage memory conditions. These facilities can be located in larger “assisted living” type of communities or in smaller residential settings. These communities specialize in this special needs care and may also have the actual building set up to enhance memory functions and to decrease potential confusion for residents.

Activities focused on memory recall from past experiences are usually the staple of activities in these settings. Residents who are appropriate for this setting are usually the residents that are already residing in a assisted living environment who has begun forgetting how to perform daily activities of life or who have been getting lost, wandering or going in other people’s rooms thinking it was their own.

Special licensing is required in certain states.


Nursing Home


A nursing home is the highest senior care environment and requires the skilled nursing services of a physician, nurse, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist or a respiratory therapist. These facilities are mostly paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. A nursing home care facility is usually used more for a short term rehabilitation stay than a long term care option unless the senior is on a Medicaid program.


Most seniors will never need a nursing home due to the increased services that assisted living and Dementia/Alzheimer’s/Memory Care Communities can perform. Private pay is rarely used in this care setting due to recurring cost ranging from $250.00 to $400.00 per day. Nursing homes are considered the most restrictive environments for seniors.


Special licensing is required in certain states.