Types of Residential Long-Term Care Facilities for the Elderly

There are several types of residential long-term care facilities available for elderly populations who suffer from health issues. If you are reading this, chances are, you have found that your loved one is no longer benefiting from the support that you provide and the local programs available in your area. Elderly Woman In Long Term Care Facility

Searching for a long-term care facility may prove to be a challenging endeavor. We strive to make this process easier for you by outlining the most common types available. 

If you need a facility for an elderly loved one who suffers from health issues, continue reading to learn more. 

Board and Care

The first type of residential care facility are board and care homes. These are private facilities that typically house as many as 20 individuals at a time. These include both private and shared rooms. 

The residents receive personal attention and care, staff works all hours of the day and night, and meals are available. In most instances, medical care is not provided at these homes. Residents must go off-site to receive these services. 

Assisted Living 

This residential facility provides assistance with the daily care of the patients. There are various levels of care that are provided. 

Private rooms are provided and common areas are shared among residents. Here, residents are provided three meals each day, help with their personal care, assistance with medications, laundry services, housekeeping services, around-the-clock supervision, recreational activities, social activities, security, and access to staff. 

Nursing Homes 

Nursing homes are often referred to as “skilled nursing facilities”. Here, residents are provided with both personal care services and health care services. 

Nurses are on staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Meals are provided, help with activities of daily living, rehabilitation services, and more. These residential facilities are more health-based. 

Medical care is the primary focus. Residents in these facilities have physical or mental conditions that require ongoing care and supervision. 

Memory Care 

Memory care is specialized care for patients who suffer from a form of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease. All patients with Alzheimer’s disease suffer from dementia, but not all patients with dementia have Alzheimer’s. According to research, there are over 100 different types of dementia. 

The four most common types are Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, and vascular dementia. 

Memory care facilities provide a safe and highly structured environment with routines that aid in reducing stress among dementia sufferers. Additionally, enhanced security is provided. 

Contact Us Today 

If you are in search of a long-term care residential facility for an elderly loved one who has health issues, we here at Beacon Senior Advisors can assist you! We offer our services free for families in search of assistance on elderly care. 

We will work closely with you and your loved one to determine the best-suited facility for their individual needs and will act as a support system for you all while the transition is occurring from independent living to facility-based living. To learn more, contact us now by calling: 973-713-0096

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