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In the event of searching for a living facility for an aging loved one, the options can be quite overwhelming. It may be confusing to understand and decide on what type of care your loved one needs. In both nursing homes and assisted living facilities, proper care is offered to the individuals so that he or she can maintain proper treatment and uphold a high quality of life. It is important to understand the difference between nursing homes and assisted living facilities to make sure that your ageing loved one gets the care they need.

The Nature of Assisted Living

Assited LivingWith assisted living, custodial care is offered in a homely arrangement and atmosphere. Private rooms or apartments are also offered to the individuals in assisted living facilities. Unlimited Care Cottages provides Assisted Living Cottages for people who are in need of assistance with the Activities of Daily Living or ADLs but want to continue living as relatively independently as possible for as long as they can. Unlimited Care Cottages are non-institutional, non-hotel-like setting, perfect for the elder who prefers a peaceful, family environment. Personalized care is able to be tailored to the individual’s personal daily needs.

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Nursing homes differ from assisted living in their high level of medical attention that they provide. Nursing homes provide twenty-four hour nursing services in case of medical emergencies. The facilities are less home like than assisted living centers in that residents may share rooms and eat in communal dining areas. In the case that your near and dear ones are suffering from critical ailments are not able to move because of some physical problem, or have a requirement for emergency medical attention, nursing homes can be the right place for them.

Differences Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

Nursing homes and Assisted Living both offer different features and the decision between the two depends on the level of care that your loved one needs. Assisted Living may be for an individual who needs aid in daily life activities with low to moderate medical attention. Nursing homes may be a better option for individuals in need of higher level medical attention. This goes without saying that elements of each can be found in both facilities.

Contact Us today to schedule a tour of our Assisted Living Cottages or for more information.