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Retirement and Life Care Homes Terms to Know

As the population ages, researching and finding a life care or retirement home can be a daunting task. In order to have a better, more comprehensive understanding of the different life care and retirement facilities available, it is important to understand the terminology associated with this type of care. Below are several popular terms associated with the retirement home and life care industry.

  • Charge Nurse - The charge nurse plans, directs, and evaluates the overall nursing care and functions in a particular nursing unit or during an assigned shift. They often coordinate the activities of the unit and direct, organize, and assign work to the nursing staff.
  • Independent Living - Independent living is a residential living setting for elderly or senior adults that may or may not provide hospitality or supportive services. Under this living arrangement, the senior adult leads an independent lifestyle that requires minimal or no extra assistance.
  • Congregate Housing - Similar to independent living except that this type of community usually provides convenience or supportive services like meals, housekeeping, and transportation in addition to rental housing.
  • Continuum of Care - Care services available to assist individuals throughout the course of a disease. This may include independent living, assisted living, nursing care, home health, home care, and home and community based services.
  • Respite Care - Services that provide people with temporary relief from tasks associated with care giving such as, in home assistance, short nursing home stays, adult day care.
  • Hospice Care - Hospice programs are available to help terminally ill individuals live their remaining days with dignity. These programs can assist the family or other designated caregiver in making the patient as comfortable as possible, and assistance is available around the clock, seven days a week.
    Emeritus at Tarzana
    Tarzana, CA 91356
    Retirement communities providing assisted living for the elderly that need care and assistance.  Use our retirement and life care services in the East Olympia area to find the perfect fit for your family.
    Foster City, CA 94404
    We help with the elderly with their special needs as far as Retirement Homes in the local East Olympia area. If you are looking for a facility to help you with whatever your needs are, we are your best solution in the local East Olympia area. Call today!
    American Seniors Housing Association
    Washington, DC 20015
    Businesses that provide adult retirement and life care services deserve recognition and resources. You can get all of that and more when you become a member of our senior housing association.
    Leading Age
    Washington, DC 20008
    If you are dedicated to the life care of the elderly or retired, consider joining our association. Let customers find your services and know you are a community to be trusted with their loved ones.
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    Stillwaters Colonial Residence
    2700 Colonial Dr., Centralia, WA 98531
    Simply put, life at Colonial Residence is life well lived in a safe and secure environment. Create a beautiful home in your own apartment where independence and dignity are preserved. From the smiling
    (360) 736-4744
    Weatherly Inn
    6016 N Highlands Pkwy, Tacoma, WA 98406
    We are committed to promoting independence and personal choice for our residents, allowing them to enjoy the best that life has to offer.
    (253) 752-8550
    Willow Gardens Retirement Center
    4502 6th St Se, Puyallup, WA 98374
    Holiday Retirement provides seniors an independent retirement lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Enjoy chef-prepared meals, enriching activities, housekeeping, and transportation.
    (253) 848-4430
    Tumwater Apartments
    5701 6th Ave Sw, Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 352-4321
    Olympia Manor
    1811 22nd Ave Se, Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 943-0910
    P & P Investments
    3700 14th Ave Se, Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 459-3700
    Senior Services for South Sound
    222 Columbia St Nw, Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 586-6181
    Vista Village
    3300 Carpenter Rd Se, Lacey, WA 98503
    (360) 456-2101
    1751 Circle Ln Se, Lacey, WA 98503
    (360) 438-5112
    Woodland Retirement
    4532 Intelco Loop Se, Lacey, WA 98503
    (360) 528-3253
    Chambers House Restaurant At Panorama
    1751 Circle Ln Se, Lacey, WA 98503
    (360) 456-0111
    Laurel Oaks Retirement Community
    1838 Daylily Ln Se, Olympia, WA 98503
    (360) 923-2238
    The Firs
    426 Lilly Rd Ne, Olympia, WA 98506
    (360) 464-1301
    Garden Courte Memory Care
    626 Lilly Rd Ne, Olympia, WA 98506
    (360) 339-5080
    Merrill Gardens at Olympia
    616 Lilly Rd Ne, Olympia, WA 98506
    (360) 339-5272

    Retirement homes and senior living communities provide care and housing for the elderly who are unable to care for themselves. The term retirement home, however, is used less these days. Companies and facilities may talk about a life care community or an assisted living community. Or a senior housing development. Regardless of the term, however, all of these are communities in which elderly people live. They vary, however, in the amount of support provided. Some senior communities are simply apartment blocks or housing developments that rent only to individuals over a certain age. Others are hospices that care for those in declining health. Independent living facilities tend to fall between the two, providing small apartments and a continuum of care from almost nothing to assistance with all aspects of life. Many of these facilities also provide short term housing to allow younger caregivers a break. Some may have senior centers that provide services to independent elderly and also adult day care. Most residents, however, are there long term. Most residents pay their own way, but some services can be paid for by Medicare. Nursing homes that also provide rehabilitation often allow for a convalescent eligible for Medicare to receive benefits. Medicare also pays for hospital services for those in old age. Communities range in size from entire neighborhoods to a single house. Most long term care facilities have nurses on full time staff. Nurses may provide specific medical treatment or assistance intended to allow a resident to continue in their apartment as long as possible.
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