Are you looking for a place to entrust your elderly loved one to? In Florida, there are plenty of options when it comes to finding a care facility for elder family members and loved ones. Today, we will take a look at both assisted living facilities and nursing homes. They serve different purposes and can be right for different situations.
The National Institute on Aging looks at assisted living facilities and compares them to nursing homes. Assisted living facilities are best for people who need daily care, but do not need constant monitoring. These facilities can range greatly in size. Some have up to 25 residents while others can have over 100. Many of these facilities also have different levels of care available. With these facilities, residents usually have private living quarters and shared common areas. Staff assists with personal care, medication reminders, housekeeping, and more.
Nursing homes are a step above assisted living facilities. These are good locations for people who need a little extra care and a more watchful eye. They tend to have a more medical lean than assisted living facilities. In these facilities, three meals are usually provided, along with 24-hour supervision. Staff may also assist with daily activities. Additionally, many of these homes offer rehabilitation services like speech or physical therapy. Some nursing home residents are there permanently due to medical conditions. Others may only need to stay for a short period after a stint in the hospital.
These are just two of the many different options that may be available to you. Your particular area may have even more options available to you, so you may wish to look around.