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Senior Living Communities for Senior Needing Care Assistance

Assisted Living

What is assisted living?
Assisted living is a senior residential option that provides individuals assistance with daily activities including bathing, getting dressed and medication management. Most individuals who choose to live at an assisted living community will have their own apartment and enjoy services such as home maintenance, transportation, dining and more. Staff is on-site 24 hours a day to help and support residents.

What is the cost of assisted living?
The cost of an assisted living community depends on location and additional factors. A person may expect to pay between $2,500 to $4,000 a month, in addition to monthly fees.

What are the benefits of assisted living?
Assisted living allows residents to enjoy a stress-free lifestyle with help from professionals with everyday activities. Communities plan social events and outings for residents to enjoy, and residents do not have to worry about maintaining their home. Assisted living communities are an ideal option for those who require some assistance, but still lead somewhat independent lives.

Nursing Home

What is a nursing home?
Nursing homes provide residents with care 24 hours a day. Staff members provide medical care and therapy options for those who require it. Some nursing homes are set up like a hospital, while others have more of a homelike feel.

What is the cost of a nursing home?
The cost of nursing homes will vary based on where you live. Daily cost ranges from $165 to $365.

What are the benefits of a nursing home?
Nursing homes provide peace-of-mind for people who have a family member who needs 24-hour care. Nursing homes often offer therapy options, including speech therapy and physical therapy. In addition, activities are planned to encourage socialization between residents.

Skilled Nursing

What is skilled nursing?
Not to be confused with nursing homes, skilled nursing is defined as a set of services rather than the environment where services are provided. Skilled nursing includes services such as wound care, rehabilitation, tube feedings, wound dressings and more. Nursing homes offer skilled nursing services, but they also have additional offerings. In addition, skilled nursing services can be provided in a person’s home by home health agencies.

What is the cost of skilled nursing?
The costs of skilled nursing ranges widely based on where an individual is receiving services and what services they need. For individuals who live in a community that offers skilled nursing services, prices can range between $6,000 and $8,000 per month. Medicaid may be accepted by some communities.

What are the benefits of skilled nursing?
Skilled nursing provides around-the-clock care for individuals who need a supporting living environment. People who choose a skilled nursing community can enjoy social interaction, physical activity, meal preparation and assistance with daily living. Skilled nursing communities allow individuals to be at ease knowing a set of professionals are taking care of their family members and watching for health changes and early warning signs.

Memory Care

What is memory care?
Memory care communities are for individuals who have a form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, or other memory-related illnesses. Memory care communities are for individuals who require a high level of care and supervision by professionals trained to care for dementia patients.

What is the cost of memory care?
Depending on where an individual resides, memory care communities may cost between $2,525 and $5,700 per month. In 2016, the average cost of memory care in the United States was $3,600 a month. Additional services may add fees on top of monthly rates.

What are the benefits of memory care?
Memory care communities offer structured activities to nurture residents and ensure comfort. Most memory care communities are designed with easy-to-navigate layouts and specific color choices with a homelike feel. Meals, transportation, housekeeping and exercise programs are often provided as well.

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What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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