Bringing Independence to living and quality to life.
Assisted Living Community/
|Memory Care||Skilled Nursing Community
|Resident Needs||Independent but desires convenience of services provided (see below). Lifestyle choice.||Requires basic services offered in Retirement Community but in addition, assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).||Enhanced services for cognitively impaired residents provided in Assisted Living/Residential Care or Skilled Nursing setting.||Requires enhanced services including assistance with ADLs and skilled nursing and/or rehab/therapy services.|
|Services Provided||Emergency response system. 1 to 3 meals per day in community dining room. Maintenance and weekly housekeeping services. Planned activities. Scheduled transportation.||Emergency response system. 3 meals per day. Maintenance and weekly housekeeping services. Planned activities. Scheduled transportation. Staff available 24 hours per day.
||Services, staffing, accommodations, costs, payment and regulations vary by care setting.
||Emergency response system. 3 meals per day. Maintenance and daily housekeeping services. Planned activities. Scheduled transportation. Assistance with ADLs. 24-hour skilled nursing Rehab/therapy services.
|Staffing||Hospitality professionals.||Mix of hospitality professionals with trained nursing and resident care staff.
||Vary by care setting.||Licensed certified nurses, nurses aides, therapy and rehab professionals.|
|Accommodations||Private studio, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments. Private kitchens. Home-like atmosphere.||Private studio, l or 2 bedroom apartments. Many with kitchenettes. Home-like atmosphere.||Vary by care setting.||Private and shared rooms. Some private baths. No kitchens. Home-like atmosphere.|
|Costs|| Monthly rental.
||Monthly rental. Variable rates for personal care services.||Vary by care setting.||Daily rate with additional costs associated with payment source.
|Vary by care setting.||
|Regulation||State regulation.||State regulation.||Vary by care setting.||Federal and State regulation.|