For people 65 and older who need assistance with the activities of daily living.
Assisted living communities are just that, assisted living. Residents keep the freedom of choosing activities, meals, outings, and other aspects of their life. Those who reside in Assisted living communities are able to walk without aid or do not use a scooter or worker. They can also dress and bathe themselves.
Picture a luxury apartment complex combined with your local senior center. Communities are most likely one story units but you could also have a facility that uses elevators.
Communities are designed to meet the needs of a person with Alzheimer's, Dementia, or other memory impairment issues.
Alzheimer’s and dementia are two of the common memory-loss conditions included under the umbrella of memory care.
Memory care communities are retirement communities designed to care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment diseases. It is not uncommon to have a memory community on the same campus of an assisted living community. However, they are two separate communities. Memory care communities have created specialized care and can included a myriad of care.
Board and Care communities
A residential care facility that offers all levels of care, in a home-type setting.
You can typically find board and care communities in residential neighborhoods. A single-family home is converted into a more intimate setting instead of a large facility that is specifically built for that purpose. California uses the term board and care, whereas other states may have different names. Board and care homes need to be licensed by the state, and they typically have less than six residents, although this is dependent on the licensing in your area.