When people think of senior living, they often think of nursing homes. However, there are several different options when it comes to senior living, varying from fully independent to full-time care. The senior living option you choose depends on your specific health needs and abilities. Here are some of the most popular senior living options so you can decide which is best for you.
Aging in Place
This senior living option allows older adults to remain in the comfort of their home or live with their families for the duration of their retirement. Depending on how independent you are, some people opt for in-home care-givers who can even be family members.
This senior living option is good for seniors that are still fairly independent and do not want to leave the comfort of their homes. The cost of this option is low, but typically requires more help from family.
For seniors who want to live on their own, but prefer to be around other seniors, independent living is a great option. Independent living includes retirement communities, homes, and apartments. This option not only allows you to still be independent, but takes away the worry of doing daily chores such as cooking and housekeeping because the facility takes care of that for you.
Independent living communities can be compared to small college campuses, giving seniors the opportunity to socialize and providing easier navigation with smaller, accessible housing options. Brightwood Living Community is a luxurious independent living community that takes care of our residents while still allowing them to make their own decisions.
Assisted living communities are similar to independent living, but they offer a higher level of care to their residents. These communities typically consist of small apartments within the community. This is the best option for seniors that are somewhat independent, but require assistance.
Typically, services at assisted living facilities will include 24 hour care staff, meals, housekeeping, bathing, dressing, and medication management. Similar to independent living, assisted living provides dining and common areas to provide socialization opportunities.
Some senior citizens require a large amount of assistance and for them, a nursing home may be the best option. Typically, residents of nursing homes have severe or debilitating illnesses that make it hard for them to care for themselves. Nurses at a nursing home provide 24/7 care and supervision to residents, keeping up with their meal, activity, and health needs.
Life is Good at Brightwood!
Since 1992, Brightwood has been the senior living community of choice for those who want to enjoy the ease of life without sacrificing their space, privacy, and individuality. We are a gated senior community located in the Greater Baltimore area, with 80 homes spread across our beautiful, 50 acre property.
The amenities and services that we provide will surely enhance your life enjoyment, sense of security, and well-being. For more information, contact us at (410)-339-3200 or visit our website www.brightwoodliving.org.