Understanding Senior Living Options
There are many living options for seniors. Your advisors at Patriarch Placement are here to help you find the right fit based on your care needs, personal preferences and budget.
Independent Living (Retirement Community) is for seniors who are able to live on their own but want the conveniences of living within a community that provides services and amenities such as property maintenance, housekeeping, social activities, dining, transportation and security. Many communities have gyms, beauty salons, lounges and more. Independent Living Communities promote an active & healthy retirement!
Assisted Living (Personal Care) is an option that combines housing, support services and health care as needed. Residents are encouraged to do everything they want to do, to the best of their abilities. When assistance is required, well-trained & caring staff are there to provide support. Activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing, as well as transportation and reminders to take medication are just a few of the services provided. Most facilities are designed with safety and fall prevention in mind. They also offer an abundant amount of activities and amenities to keep your loved one active & socializing.
Memory Care (Dementia Care) specifically supports the physical and cognitive needs of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory care communities offer secured areas that residents can not leave unless under supervision. Most MC communities are designed with visual cues and themes to stimulate memory and help residents find their way around. They offer programs & activities that focus on each resident’s personal history and help stir memories, build connections and retain skills.
Skilled Nursing Care (Nursing Home) is for those who need ongoing long-term nursing care or for those who need short-term rehabilitation while recovering from surgery or an illness. Skilled facilities provide medical services and 24-hour supervision by licensed nursing personnel and certified nursing assistants.
Each community, type of care available, amenities and costs vary greatly. Patriarch Placement's advisors are knowledgeable of the communities in your area. After we meet with you and complete a comprehensive assessment, we are able to quickly & accurately find the communities that match your need.