The Swain Team can help match you up with a community that meets your needs, whether you are interested in moving to a 55 and better age-restricted community, an independent living community, assisted living community or a life plan community - that offers the best of both. If you are in the beginning stages of planning, and are not sure where to start, The Swain Team can meet with you, discuss your needs and help guide you in the right direction. We are also connected to a network of professionals that specialize in senior matters, including elder law, financial expertise, reverse mortgage specialists, geriatric care, organizers/downsizers, home care consultant and even vacation planners! Click here to be redirected to our PATHS website. If you are still unsure of where you should go if you are contemplating moving out of your current home, see the description below of the type of living arrangement options that are available to you.
An Independent Living Community can be thought of as "a full-service community". These communities simplify your life, in that many day-to-day chores, such as cooking (meals are served in a restaurant setting) and housekeeping (cleaning, and laundry), are handled for you. Transportation to and from the facility is also provided and social activities are available at most facilities. Typically there are no medical care options. Independent living accommodations are offered in different sizes or styles, just like any home, only without the hassle. Apartments can range in sizes of a studio, a one, two, or a three bedroom unit. Cottage-style residences may also be available as main floor living and often come with an attached garage. Independent living communities are best suited for adults seeking all the benefits of being in their own home (an apartment or cottage), without the worry of cooking, and routine or seasonal home maintenance.
Personal Care /Assisted Living
The Assisted Living option is typically intended for those seniors who are physically or mentally unable to live on their own. These communities offer seniors the ability to keep their own living space, while simultaneously offering any needed medical staff who are able to help residents with basic tasks, from scheduling medications and doctor's visits to more basic functions such as maintaining personal hygiene or using the facilities. Another key element of an assisted living community is they tend to employ full-time medical personnel. The medical staff may be comprised of orderlies that receive medical and first-aid training, registered nurses, or even full-time doctors and such accommodations offer residents access to emergency medical personnel 24 hours a day. This is important not only for the safety of the residents, but also brings peace of mind and comfort to their family members in knowing that their loved one is being taken care of.
Life Plan Community
This new term, changed from the once Continuing Care Community, has evolved just as baby boomers themselves have from their preceding "senior" (parents or grandparents) in being more active and proactive when it comes to their long-term care options. As seniors age, their level of care often but not always, increases. In the past, this meant inevitably moving from one facility to the next, an unfortunately daunting and exhaustive process. Life Plan Communities are designed to eliminate this problem by offering a wide variety of services in one community. These communities offer lifetime housing, social activities and increased levels of care as needed per resident. The majority of Life Plan Communities offer three levels of care: independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care along with more commonly included Alzheimer's and dementia services as well.
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