Choosing between nursing homes vs assisted living accommodation for the elderly can be confusing. You may find yourself questioning the safety, quality of life, and services offered in both the settings.
While both facilities offer medication management, safe housing, entertainment opportunities, and daily meals, there are important differences too. Here’s a breakdown of the typical features of these two main options for elderly care.
Nursing homes provide a range of specialized medical services for complicated health conditions. Around-the-clock nursing care and monitoring is an important part of nursing home care.
Assisted living care often includes help with managing medication but is otherwise mostly general and custodial in nature.
Nursing homes generally provide round-the-clock nursing care, assistance with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, individual care and grooming and a lot of rehab and other therapies. Assisted living facilities provide laundry and meals but not always personal services to such an extent.