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What Type of Senior Living Community Is Right For You?

As you or your loved one ages, deciding the type of senior living community that is best for you, is a big step into the rest of your life. There are several different types of senior living communities that fit with your or your loved one’s needs and level of independence. Read more about the different types of senior living facilities to learn which community is right for you.

Independent Living Community

Independent living communities are perfect for senior adults with a high level of independence and ability to complete all of their ADLs. These communities typically provide amenities like meals, laundry service, transportation, and activities. Independent living communities also offer the opportunity for residents to socialize with their peers who are in a similar stage in life and avoid isolation.

Is an independent living community the right choice for you? If the following items apply to you or your loved one, then an independent living community could be a great fit.

  • You are independent and can perform all activities of daily living without assistance.
  • You want to live in a private home or apartment.  
  • You are social and would enjoy living in a community of your peers.
  • You desire the comfort and security of an independent living community, but do not need regular/daily medical assistance.

Assisted Living Facility

Assisted living facilities are a step up care-wise from independent living communities. Assisted living communities provide residents with medical care, assistance with ADLs, and therapy from licensed professionals, along with amenities like meal service, laundry, housekeeping, & social activities. Residents of assisted living communities are not able to live completely independently, but they also don’t need the more intense level of care that would be provided in a nursing home.

Is an assisted living community the right choice for you? If the following items apply to you or your loved one, then an assisted living community could be a great fit.

  • You are moderately independent but would like assistance with some ADLs and need access to medical care/services.
  • You want to live in a private apartment.
  • You are social and would enjoy living in a community of your peers who are in similar stages of life and participating in social events/ activities. Assisted living communities are helpful in avoiding elderly isolation.
  • You desire the comfort and security of an established facility and would like easy access to medical assistance.

Skilled Nursing Facility

Skilled nursing facilities (also commonly known as nursing homes) are another step up care-wise from assisted living communities. They are meant for individuals who need long-term care as well as on-site around the clock medical care. Skilled nursing facilities are also often used for short-term patients who need rehabilitation therapy services.   

Is a skilled nursing facility the right choice for you? If the following items apply to you or your loved one, then a skilled nursing facility is a great option to ensure that your loved one’s needs are taken care of.

  • You need 24-hour access to medical professionals to assist you with ADLs and provide you with medical care/services.
  • You have been injured and need short-term inpatient rehabilitative care from licensed professionals.
  • You require the comfort and security of an established facility and need immediate access to medical care.

At Culpepper Place, we are dedicated to offering a first-class assisted living experience. Our residents enjoy private apartments, delicious meals, the assistance of trusted medical professionals, and a robust social calendar.

If you or your loved one is interested in joining our assisted living community, please reach out to us at Culpepper Place. We are here to give you guidance as you transition into this new stage of life.  

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