There are a variety of housing options available to seniors. What choices they make should depend on their health care needs, income and availability of help from their immediate family.
- Independent Living Communities
These communities are meant for active seniors who are able to live independently. They usually consist of homes and apartments which are furnished by the resident. Most of them offer amenities that are now common with most apartment communities, such as: fitness center and pool, community center, business center, round the clock security, etc. HHS is available to provide personal care services and other supports to people residing in these communities.
- Nursing Homes
Following a physician’s recommendation, seniors who require full time care could be admitted to a nursing home. They typically offer the following services: physician services, nursing services, occupational and speech therapy, social and recreational activities, personal care services, meals, etc.
- Assisted Living communities
These are suited for seniors, who do not need the skilled medical services provided by nursing homes, but have difficulty living independently and do not have enough supports to be able to continue living in their homes. They usually provide their residents access to some medical services and transportation. In addition, they also provide 24 hour security and personal care services, which could be provided by HHS employees.
Homes for Alzheimers Patients
They can be designed as homes that are specifically meant for patients with Alzheimers or other kinds of dementia or they could be designed as part of a nursing home or assisted living communities. In some cases, in-home care providers, such as HHS, may be providers of services and in-home technology solutions which will help persons with Alzheimers to continue living in their homes.
Persons who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness could either be cared for at home or in a nursing home. The services to be received usually include physician and nursing care, physical therapy, and emotional support. In any event, HHS can collaborate with providers of hospice care to provide supportive in-home care services to hospice patients and their families.
Home Care Services
This option is well suited for seniors who do not have serious medical needs and merely need assistance with activities of daily living, such as: homemaking, chores, personal care, companionship, errands, transportation, etc. Contact HHS and our social workers and nurse will conduct an in-home assessment to determine your senior’s needs.
Whereas continuing to live at home might be less expensive than living in an Assisted Living or other senior community, renovations and modifications might have to be made at home to make it more stable for the living needs of the senior.