Smart Ideas: Caregivers Revisited

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. That there is rivalry to get the bigger market share and therefore each offering the best practicable combination of price, quality and the kinds of service 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. You can see this is how some nursing homes pride themselves of giving freedom and liberty to their patients which is their focus and bespoke care. However, if you view these facilities from the perspective of a physician, this is not really the case. Nursing homes are for the kind of patient that needs a lot of medical care and personal assistance, so she is put in a friendly type facility but has lesser freedom, but has everything to support her needs. This includes the person’s mental state. 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. Here in assisted living facilities, and the patients have more freedom.
Figuring Out Communities
Another con that added to the confusion is the inability to outline the difference between assisted living facilities against a home care service.
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 facilities also cater to drop-in patients who go to the facility for just a few hours and then they are picked up by their adult children where they are staying. 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. However, a home care service is hiring a trained home health aide to help an elderly with daily activities for a few hours a day in a more permanent setting. It is a one on one care so that at any point if a senior needs assistance they have someone to provide them help with their activities. In can be compared to a private nurse expect that the home care service aide has better capability to asset the elderly in his everyday tasks.