Senior living communities offer several living options to meet the wide-ranging needs of each resident. Without understanding the choices available, it can be difficult to determine which care type will benefit you. You may search for one care level, but come to find out that another option is better.
Three common care levels offered are Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Communities may offer one or all care levels. It’s important to understand which care level is right and what the difference is between these options.
As you plan for the future, keep in mind that your needs will change and you may not need these care types in a sequential order.
Determining a care level for a senior living resident is a very complex process, and several factors and assessments go into this evaluation. A formal evaluation will have to be completed by a healthcare professional at your senior living community to determine an accurate care level. This information is intended to give you a general idea of which option might be best. It does not replace the advice or assessment of a medical professional.
Below are some example scenarios to help determine which senior living option is best for you or a loved one. This is a tool to get you started as you plan for your future.
Allegro's Ensemble program helps seniors like Alice with their Memory Care needs.