Understanding Assisted Living and Nursing Homes Some people find it difficult to decide whether to put their loved ones in a nursing home or an assisted living facility because they think that these are competing services. The think that there is competition on who gets the bigger market share and this is the one that drives them to offer the best package when it comes to price, quality, and the kinds of services that they provide. And the providers themselves have joined and added to the confusion by seemingly offering a service that is exclusive to a particular need. Take the case of a nursing home that prides themselves of their focus and bespoke care found singularly in homes which is freedom and liberty. This difference does not exist if viewed from a physician’s perspective. Nursing homes are for those who appallingly needs more medical care and personal assistance, therefore less freedom is many times enforced inside a friendly type facility, or a facility that is fully equipped to support that need. The mental state of the person is also considered. An assisted living facility however, are for those that needs less medical care but more backing to enable them to still perform the task that most normal people do. Hence, they have more independence or liberty.
Figuring Out Communities
One other thing that has led to the confusion is the failure to spell out the difference between assisted living facilities against home care services.
Understanding Communities
An assisted living facilities is a community of the elderly who need little or no help in doing their daily tasks. In assisted living facilities, patients live in either studio type or 1 bedroom apartments, and they are encouraged to mingle with other residents, to partake in activities, and to enjoy the amenities offered in the community. Some famines drop off their elderly in an assisted living facility while they are away at work, and then pick them up after work since their elderly still live with them. It is very much similar to children’s day care where mothers drop their kids before work or when they have to do some activities and pick them up before they go home. Home care services, on the other hand, are services rendered by a health care professional who visit the home of the elderly, assists her with her daily activities, for a few hours day. This care is one on one, so if the elderly is not able to do something in the course of the day, someone is there to help him. This is similar to having a private nurse, but with better physiological capability to meet greater affinity.