While both types of facilities focus on supportive service and a safe environment for their residents, there are key differences between assisted living and nursing homes. Keep reading to understand these differences and discover which type of living is best for you or your loved one.
Defining Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
Assisted living and nursing homes, while similar in nature, help to achieve different purposes based on the level of care that the resident is seeking. Assisted living is designed for those who require help with daily activities, with a combination of personalized supportive services and health care.
Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, are designed for individuals who require medical care and monitoring at all times, providing comprehensive care in a comfortable setting.
Level of Care
In assisted living, the staff assists residents with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and medication management. They may also assist with other tasks such as transportation and housekeeping. Take a look at the assisted living services that are available at Sharmar Village.
Those in nursing homes also receive assistance with daily living activities along with more complex medical care, such as physical therapy, speech therapy, respiratory care services, ongoing palliative medical care, or specialized rehabilitation services. Take a look at the long-term care services that are available at Sharmar Village.
Type of Living/Lifestyle
Assisted living is designed to feel more independent and home-like, with individual apartments or suites that may have amenities such as a private bath or kitchenette. There are common areas where residents have access to recreational activities, either individually or in a group setting.
Nursing homes provide medical and personal care in a more clinical setting (without a living room or kitchen) as residents are not able to live independently. The focus of the lifestyle of the resident is care, safety, and comfort. They have access to limited recreational activities that align with their plan of care.
Take a look at all of Sharmar Village’s floor plans for each of our different services.
What We Offer
Here at Sharmar Village, we offer a continuing care retirement community for our residents. A CCRC is a senior living community that combines an active lifestyle, hospitality, and access to different levels of healthcare in one convenient location. These differing levels of health care, such as independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation services are offered so residents can age in place and receive the right level of care at any given time. Take the quiz to see what type of continuum of care is best for you or your loved one or if you want more information on assisted living, check out our comprehensive guide covering everything you need to know about assisted living in Pueblo.
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