The main differences between residential care homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes is the level of care a resident receives and the freedom the resident is allowed.  The hurdle is to find the level of care that meets your loved one’s needs and will continue to do so for quite some time. Check out a more through explanation of difference.

No. We do accept seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia and other various medical conditions, but we do not accept adults that are highly aggressive. We do not want our other residents to feel anxious around someone else.

At 4 Seasons Senior Living, we really do believe in personalized and quality senior care. Each resident goes through an extensive screening and transition process when they move in. That process involves a lot of preparation, open communication and support from the resident’s family, friends and medical providers. Our staff RN uses this information to set up a fully customized senior care plan for each resident. This ensures we are meeting each resident’s needs and wants.

Yes we do!  There are many volunteer opportunities that we would love for anyone to be a part of.  Here is a list of some of the one-time events, year-long activities, and everything in between:

+ Help host the monthly birthday party + Teach or assist with a craft class or activity + Help residents open mail or read to them + Visit with residents + Decorating, serving or cleaning up after an activity + Writing letters for residents + Any other talent one wishes to share

Yes and No.  We are able to provide care to adults as long as they are medically stable.  We can care for seniors that are ambulatory and able to communicate all the way to being non-verbal and bed bound.  So while we do provide different levels of care for each resident, each senior is not ‘labeled’ as a particular care level.

No.  We are Aging in Place and are prepared to help our residents in every way we can.  If a drastic medical change occurs with a resident, 4 Seasons Senior Living may need to re-evaluate the resident and discuss cost with the family.

You are free to come visit your loved one as often as you are able.

At 4 Seasons Senior Living, we take long-term care insurance, VA benefits and private pay. Feel free to call us if you have any questions at all.

Yes.  We are considered “Aging in Place” and are able to care for your loved one as their needs progress.  We are able to provide end of life care as well.

If your loved one is determined to maintain their independence, and they have only minor issues of aging to contend with, an assisted living facility might be your best option.  If your elderly loved one has significant medical problems that require regular monitoring, or mental or emotional issues that need constant attention, a skilled nursing facility could be a good fit.  Residential Care Homes tend to cater to those with slight to moderate memory issues or those that require assistance with most of their activities of daily living.  Because of the smaller number of seniors living together, the staff is able to develop and carryout a customize care plan for each resident.

Assisted Living Center, Nursing Home or Residential Care Home: Which One Meets Your Needs?

When you are confronted with the question of senior care for your loved one, the many options available can be downright daunting. Understanding the basic differences between these different types of facilities can ease the confusion and help you make the best decision.

An assisted living facility offers special housing for elders, as well as support services. These services usually include assistance with day-to-day activities, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and the like. Meals are often provided in a cafeteria-style atmosphere, and regular activities are scheduled for those residents who might like to attend. Very basic health care, such as reminders to take medication, might be offered.  Most assisted living centers will have anywhere from 30 to 100+ residents.

A nursing home is also known as a skilled nursing facility. Seniors in nursing homes receive assistance related to day-to-day activities, but they are also monitored by a round-the-clock nursing staff. Patients in nursing homes often have chronic medical conditions and require daily medical services, but not the acute care offered by a hospital.

Residential Care Homes are traditional looking homes, typically nestled in the middle of a residential neighborhood.  Seniors in a care home obtain services for all activities of daily living that they need including bathing, grooming, dressing, incontinent care, transferring, feeding assistance, etc.  Activities are catered to best fit the residents at the home.  Most residential care homes have between 3 and 8 elders per home.

An assisted living facility offers special housing for elders, as well as support services. These services usually include assistance with day-to-day activities, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and the like. Meals are often provided in a cafeteria-style atmosphere, and regular activities are scheduled for those residents who might like to attend. Very basic health care, such as reminders to take medication, might be offered.  Most assisted living centers will have anywhere from 30 to 100+ residents.

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2785 Rockbrook Dr #305
Lewisville, TX 75067
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