For people who can live independently and have no exceptional medical needs requiring care, there are several options for a maintenance-free lifestyle. The following types of independent living communities are often age-restricted for those 62 or older, but some set the minimum age at 55.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
CCRCs, like The Amsterdam at Harborside, offer a wide range of residences for independent living, as well as a continuum of care including enriched housing (commonly called assisted living) and skilled nursing. Additional care services may be available, such as memory support or rehabilitation. At most CCRCs, it’s possible to join the community at any level.
Enriched Housing (Assisted Living)
For people who need assistance with the tasks of daily living, aides help with activities such as dressing, showering, medication and moving about. The level of assistance is customized to individual needs and priced accordingly.
Skilled Nursing Care
Professional nursing services are provided at standalone nursing care communities (commonly called "nursing homes") or at skilled nursing centers within CCRCs. Rooms may be private or semi-private, and most offer rehabilitation therapies and specialized care to aid recovery from surgery or illness.
Some communities offer support services for rehabilitation after illness or injury. These services can include short- and long-term nursing care, as well as occupational, physical, speech and other rehabilitation therapies.
Memory support, sometimes called memory or dementia care, is specialized care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. It is available at dedicated residential care centers, some assisted living communities and at many CCRCs.
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