Assisted living facilities provide a lower level of care than nursing homes. They are designed for seniors who need help with daily activities but don’t require constant medical supervision. Nursing homes, on the other hand, provide a higher level of care for people who require 24-hour medical supervision and support.
Assisted living facilities typically provide a range of services, including meals, housekeeping, transportation, and social activities. Nursing homes provide medical care and support services, such as medication management, wound care, and rehabilitation services.
Assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the median monthly cost for a one-bedroom assisted living facility is $4,300, while the median monthly cost for a semi-private room in a nursing home is $7,756.
When choosing between assisted living and nursing homes, there are several factors to consider. These include:
It’s important to visit and tour potential facilities before making a decision. This will allow you to see the environment, meet staff members, and get a feel for the culture and atmosphere of the facility.
If you’re considering assisted living or residential care options for yourself or a loved one, contact Belamour Care Residential Living today at 360-448-7099. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized care to each of our residents. Schedule a tour and see the difference our care can make in your life.