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Living Options

Independent Communities
Independent living in a community of other seniors offers activities best suited to the individual while living in one's own residence within the community. Some communities offer homes to purchase; some offer rental homes or apartments. Some communities offer both.

Respite Care
Respite care offers short term care, often under 30 days. It offers help when recovering from an illness or medical procedure, as well as help for primary caregivers who need to take a break.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (OCCR)
OCCR offer a complete spectrum of senior care from the healthy, independent individual, to home care, assisted living, skilled nursing, and hospice. The senior remains within the community as health needs advance.
Assisted Living
Assisted living offers help based on the individual's needs. Seniors receive help with everyday tasks and some health care in a residential community.
Residential Care
Residential care, also called a board and care home, is most often a typical house setting with up to six beds. They may offer a higher level of hands-on care for more delicate situations.

They usually include meals, housekeeping, laundry, medication management, personal care, and some social activities. The residential care home often will work around budget constraints.
Nursing Home
Nursing homes provide twenty-four hour skilled nursing care. They provide short-term rehabilitative stays, as well as long-term care.
Memory/Alztheimer's Care
Memory care settings are designed especially for individuals with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. They focus on the safety of the residents and offer specialized care.
Hospice Care
Hospice care focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill, or seriously ill patient's pain while attending to the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and the patient's family. Hospice care may be received at the patient's home, in a hospital, or in a hospice facility.