Many people use these terms interchangeably, however there are core differences between the two. What it boils down to, are the specific health needs of an individual. However, knowing these specific needs can be a challenge. While no amount of literature can substitute calling or visiting a facility, let this be a guide to the fundamental differences between nursing homes and assisted living.
The two lists above briefly summarize some of the more common traits that people who reside in these facilities experience. Some individuals may find that the extra attention and services that are provided by a nursing home more desirable. While others may feel that the help of aids at assisted living communities enables them to safely maintain their own independent lifestyles.
Both nursing homes and assisted living facilities do have their similarities, these include:
Additionally, due to the services that are provided, nursing homes have been known to visually look more like an institution whereas assistive living locations look more like high end apartments.
The important thing to remember is that everyone may eventually require each of these services.
For more information contact your local nursing home or assisted living location near you.
We at Copperleaf Senior Living hope this information was beneficial to anyone who is interested in learning more about the different options for long term care.
About Copperleaf Assisted Living
With more than 25 years of experience providing seniors assistance with daily living needs, the Copperleaf mission offers assisted living and independent senior living options, and specializes in all levels of assisted living, including alzheimer’s and dementia care, hospice, and rehabilitation services.
1077 Wilshire Blvd. Stevens Point, WI 54481, 715-254-4357