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asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th April, 2020

What is the difference between an assisted independent living facility and a nursing home?

The biggest differences between these two types of senior housing centers revolve around medical services provided and the physical plant of each community. Residents in a nursing home require around the clock care and monitoring. Residents in an assisted living community usually have their own apartment or suite.

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Also question is, what is difference between independent living and assisted living?

Independent living is similar to assisted living, though seniors don't require daily care and assistance. Residents within an independent living community are typically able to perform everyday tasks, such as preparing meals or cleaning their home, though the facility may offer these services as needed.

One may also ask, who regulates independent living facilities? If a nursing home is receiving funds from Medicare or Medicaid, it must comply with federal regulations established in the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act. In general, assisted living facilities and senior housing are regulated by the states.

Besides, what is included in independent living?

Independent Living. The independent living lifestyle offers residents a safe living environment, but with minimal assistance. Hospitality services, such as housekeeping, meals, and laundry may or may not be included in the monthly rental, but are typically available.

Which is cheaper nursing home or assisted living?

One reason that assisted living can become more expensive than home care or nursing home care is that most assisted living facilities do not provide personal care as part of the basic fee. Instead, most facilities require residents to purchase such care from the facility or an outside provider at an extra charge.

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