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Independent Living Communities & Retirement Communities
These are for healthy, self-reliant seniors who seek the freedom and privacy of a separate, easy-to-maintain apartment or house. Such communities usually include organized social activities. Most have their own kitchens so they can still prepare meals. Often if help is needed they hire an outside agency for assistance that is privately paid for.

Assisted Living Communities
These type of communities offer a range of services for adults who can live independently but also who may need help with activities of day living also called ADL's for an additional charge from a high to a low level of care. These are a la carte; items such as bathing, personal hygiene, medication management, assistance to the dinning room or an activity etc. Amenities included generally are meals, housekeeping, laundry service, transportation, emergency call service, and planned activities. Many communities also include on-staff licensed nurses, and 24-hour health status monitoring. Private pay or long term care insurance.

Residential Care Home/ Board & Care Homes
These are homes that specialize in providing care for the elderly they are usually with small number residents up to six (6). The homes provide assistance with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, incontinency care, and managing medication, assistance with social activities, prompting and queuing.

Memory Care /Dementia /Alzheimer's Communities
Memory care communities accommodate residents with, all forms of dementia and other memory impairments and neurological disorders including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and strokes. These communities have specially trained staff and often deal with behaviors as well as provide care and have awake staff. The activities offered are customized to encourage and enhance those with memory issues. Most Alzheimer's and dementia communities are within an assisted living community in a separate wing or you will find them in their own standalone type community that specializes in dealing with symptoms of these diseases. These types of communities also include secured areas to prevent wandering.

In Home Care
Is non-medical assistance where you can get assistance in the home with medication administration, bathing and showering, dressing, incontinence care, meals, outings, doctor appointments light housekeeping, for seniors with or without dementia. Private pay or long term cares insurance.

Is a short-term stay in a community. Respite is usually a minimum of a week. Usually in a larger community, rather than the small residential care homes. Daily rates, which include overnight stays. Respite charges are private pay.

Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through effective, compassionate care, patients can approach the end of their lives with dignity and comfort in the midst of a caring environment sensitive to their needs. Hospice agencies do this by helping patients achieve physical and emotional comfort so they can concentrate on living life as fully as possible.

Support Groups
Finding a support group for individuals, friends and families who are looking to connect during life's challenging times. Let me help you find the right one for you. Alzheimer's Support Group, Parkinson's Support Groups and many other types of support for you in the area you need.